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Family tells of 'unimaginable' pain as hundreds attend funeral of Derry teenager

The funeral of Jordan McConomy took place at St Joseph's Church in Derry on Saturday. Photography by Margaret McLaughlin.

HUNDREDS of people attended the funeral of Derry teenager Jordan McConomy in the city at the weekend.

The 19 year-old died following what police have described as an "altercation" at William Street close to Derry city centre early in the early hours of last Sunday morning.

His girlfriend Leah Kelly was among the mourners at St Joseph's church in Galliagh on Saturday.

She revealed that he told her he loved her as she cradled him before he passed away.

Last week his brother, Paul McConomy, spoke of his devastation after his mother rang him to Australia to say his "wee brother" had died.

The funeral of Jordan McConomy took place at St Joseph's Church in Derry on Saturday. Photograph by Margaret McLaughlin.

"The pain that our family is going through in unimaginable. It’s something that you never expect to happen to you."

In a post on social media, Mr McConomy said his brother was a "true gentleman" who would have done anything for his family and friends.

"He was taken away from us far too young, he had his full life ahead of him and was doing so well for himself. I couldn’t be any more proud of him and what he’s achieved for himself in such a short life."

An 18 year old man, who was arrested by police investigating the death, has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Leah Kelly said Jordan McConomy was the love of her life.

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