Former rugby international David Tweed killed in motorbike crash

Former rugby international David Tweed killed in motorbike crash

Mr David Tweed, killed in a RTC near Dunseverick.

Alan Millar


Alan Millar


THE man killed in the road traffic collision in the Whitepark Road area of Dunseverick yesterday evening (Thursday 28 October) has been named locally as former Ireland rugby international, Mr David Tweed.

Police say that a report was received shortly after 4.30pm that a motorcycle had been in collision with a car.

“The motorcyclist sadly died at the scene,” they said.

The Whitepark Road, which was closed following the incident has since reopened.

Expressing his shock, local MLA Mervyn Storey passed on his sympathy  to Mr Tweed's family. 

Mr Tweed, from Galdonagh, near Dunloy, a former Ballymena Borough Councillor, was capped over 30 times for Ulster and four times for Ireland. 

Mr Tweed was convicted on child sex abuse charges in 2012, later quashed in 2016, after he served four years of an eight year sentence.

Enquires are continuing and the Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage or any other information to contact police on 101 reference number 1350 of 28/10/21.

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