Man quizzed over death of former journalist Austin Hunter in Bahrain
A MAN has been questioned by police in Bahrain in connection with the death of a leading Northern Ireland media figure.
Austin Hunter (64) was knocked down and killed in a road crash in the Arab state at the weekend.
The Co Tyrone born father-of-two was on business in the Middle East. The suspect was arrested in the wake of the incident.
In a career spanning 45 years, Mr Hunter held a range of influential jobs in media and public relations.
A former editor of the Belfast News Letter, he also worked as a broadcast journalist for BBC Northern Ireland during the height of the Troubles.
In recent years he worked overseas as a media consultant for Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas (NI-CO) - an organisation that sends local experts to advise state bodies abroad.
He was on assignment with NI-CO in Bahrain when the crash occurred.
The Hunter family said they did not wish to comment on the arrest.