Belfast Telegraph

Friends of Ibiza tragedy teenager dedicate Euros trip to him

Friends of a Northern Ireland teenager who died in Ibiza in disputed circumstances last summer have dedicated their Euros trip to his memory.

Three pals of Alan Drennan hit the road to France "in loving memory" of the mechanic and music lover.

The 21-year-old from Newtownabbey, near Belfast, was allegedly beaten by Spanish police.

Friend Scott Rainey said he would have liked to have been at the Euros.

He added: "If we were here he would have been here."

Mr Drennan died on the sun island last July, less than a day after touching down.

Friends who accompanied him to the Mediterranean on holiday claim he suffered head injuries after being hit by officers from the Guardia Civil at the airport.

Mr Drennan went out partying with his friends after the incident but was found dead in his hotel room the next day.

His favourite song was Satellite by Above And Beyond and the banner included: "you're half a world away" - lyrics from the track.

The massive decorated Northern Ireland flag was hung from some trees in the centre of Lyon ahead of Northern Ireland's crucial fixture against Ukraine on Thursday.


From Belfast Telegraph