Belfast Telegraph

Funeral of Belfast man William Young who died in police custody

By Staff Reporter

Hundreds of mourners attended Seaview Presbyterian Church on Saturday for the funeral of a man who died while in police custody.

After the funeral service for William 'Willy' Young, a cortege of grieving relatives and friends followed the horse-drawn carriage bearing his remains.

Mr Young (26) died in police custody after being arrested outside a north Belfast pub last week.

He was detained after a brawl at the Chester on the city's Antrim Road.

The Shore Road man died in the early hours on Monday, July 9 after receiving medical attention in Musgrave Street police station in the city centre.

Police said they were not looking for anyone else in relation to Mr Young's death.

The Police Ombudsman's Office has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 26-year-old father-of-two's death.

The PSNI has appealed for anyone with mobile phone or dash cam footage of the incident at the Chester incident to come forward.

Mr Young is survived by his partner Sara and children Priya and Darran.

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