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Man (41) charged with manslaughter over death of Aaron Law in Portglenone

Aaron Law (34) from the Portglenone area, was found lying unconscious on Sunday. Picture: W.J O'Donnell & Sons
Allan Preston

THE funeral of a Co Antrim father who died after being assaulted will take place this weekend.

Aaron Law (34) passed away in hospital after being injured on Portglenone's Main Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Emergency services had been called to the scene as he lay unconscious on the pavement outside a pub.

Police have launched a manslaughter investigation and said a 41-year-old man remained in custody last night.

A family notice said Mr Law's wake will begin at his Portglenone home at noon today, leaving his residence on Saturday for 11am Mass in St Oliver Plunkett's Church, Clady.

Burial will take place afterwards in Aghnahoy Cemetery, Portglenone.

Described as "a much-loved father" to his children Grace (15) and Harry (10), one friend commented on social media: "There’s no real words to describe the loss of a friend but Aaron Law was the kind of guy that would do anything for you, always great fun to be around and his kids were his world and what an amazing dad he was.

"He will be deeply missed and I have nothing but funny memories with the man, what a character he was."

A statement from Greenlough GAC added: "Saddened to learn of the death of Aaron Law, father of our underage player Harry. Our thoughts are with the entire family circle at this extremely sad time."

The PSNI has urged anyone with relevant information to contact them.

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