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Northern Ireland man Christopher Mackin killed in London traffic accident

By Cate McCurry

Tributes have been paid to a young Co Down man who was killed in a car incident at the weekend.

It's understood Christopher Mackin, from Rostrevor, was killed as he crossed a road in London on Friday night.

Friends and family members have posting tributes to the popular man on social media.  

In a statement on Facebook, St Bronagh’s GAA said: "(We) are saddened to learn of the untimely death of Christopher Mackin. ‘Chrissy’ as he was widely known, was a regular starter throughout his underage football teams and more recently represented the Reds through our senior teams.

"Anyone that knew Chrissy will tell of his charismatic and friendly persona. He truly was one of life’s gentlemen.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Mackin and Cole families as well as Chrissy’s friends and wider family circle."

In a Facebook post, St Mark's High School in Warrenpoint said: "We are incredibly saddened by the passing of our past head boy Christopher Mackin.

"Christopher was a gentleman and an ideal student. He was an incredible ambassador for St Mark's and a student we have always been very proud of.

"The governors, staff, students and entire St Mark's community offer our sincere condolences to the Mackin family, St Bronagh's GAA and Christopher's friends."

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