Belfast Telegraph

Tributes paid after Ulster teacher Craig Church found dead in China

By Cate McCurry

A man from Northern Ireland has been found dead following an incident in China. Craig Church, from Portstewart, is understood to have died after falling down a number of flights of stairs.

Craig (27) was an English language teacher at a school in China.

His dad Ian, who is a well-known former footballer in Portstewart, was planning to visit him in a few weeks.

TUV councillor Sharon McKillop said she was "deeply saddened by the news".

His tragic death sparked dozens of online tributes.

His sister Carrie posted a picture of her brother on Facebook hours after his death.

One friend said: "My heart goes out to you Carrie Church. I know there are no words to ease the pain but just know you are not alone. Craig was so loved by so many and we all stand with you now."

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