Probe after death of 23 year-old man on farm


A man died in what is understood to be a farm-related incident in Co Down on Friday night.

The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed it is investigating the circumstances in which 23 year-old Stephen McMinn from Rathfriland died.

A spokesman said: “HSENI is investigating a fatal incident on a farm in the Newry area on Friday night.

“Our deepest sympathies are with the family at this most difficult time.”

Mr McMinn was the only son of Victor and Louise McMinn from Ballyroney.

He leaves behind his sister Ruth, grandmother Edna Brown and girlfriend Rachael, according to a death notice placed in the News Letter.

Mr McMinn’s funeral will leave the family home at Tierkelly Road at 2pm on Tuesday for a service in Ballyroney Presbyterian Church.