Saturday 15 December 2018

Young man who fell from bicycle bar dies in hospital

Niall Lyttle passed away in hospital
Niall Lyttle passed away in hospital

Mark Edwards

A man who fell from a bicycle bar in Belfast city centre has died in hospital.

The incident happened in the Amelia Street area, behind Robinson's bar, at 6.20pm on Wednesday, November 14.

The man, named as Niall Lyttle, was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital but police confirmed on Monday he died in hospital.

A spokesman said: "Police can confirm that a man involved in a fall from a moving vehicle in Belfast city centre on Wednesday 14 November has died in hospital. A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time."

Jennifer Kenna, from Wee Toast Tours, told the Belfast Telegraph: "At Wee Toast Tours we are all very sad about Mr Lyttle's passing.

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family."

Mr Lyttle was a member of the Northern Ireland Inline Hockey Club, East Coast Blaze, which plays at Valley Leisure Centre in Newtownabbey.

Posting a tribute on Facebook, a club spokesperson said: "The East Coast Blaze family experienced a great loss today. Niall Lyttle has been taken far too soon.

"It’s with heavy hearts that we share this news and ask everyone in our community to watch over his loving mother Sharon.

"The Lyttle family has been such an integral part of ECB and we consider ourselves lucky to have had Niall to be apart of our ECB family. He was one of the kindest, hard working and most courageous young man we’ve had the opportunity of knowing.

"He turned into a gentle giant just like his father and he was a cheeky chappy that always loved putting a smile on your face.

"Niall's spirit will live on and he’ll be remembered every time we put our jersey on.

"Rest in peace dear Niall. Once a Blaze always a Blaze."

Belfast Telegraph

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