Former Ireland rugby player dies following Co Antrim crash

A motorbike was involved in a collision with a car on Whitepark Road close to Dunseverick in Co Antrim on Thursday.
Former Ireland rugby player dies following Co Antrim crash

By Rebecca Black, PA

Former Ireland rugby international David Tweed has died in a road crash in Co Antrim.

Mr Tweed died at the scene on Whitepark Road close to Dunseverick on Thursday.

The former Ulster rugby star and member of the Orange Order was riding a motorbike when he was involved in a collision at around 4.30pm.

In 2016, Mr Tweed had his convictions for child sex abuse quashed by the Court of Appeal in Belfast.

He was then released from custody where he had been serving an eight-year sentence.

David Tweed was capped for Ireland. File photo: PA

Mr Tweed was capped four times for Ireland after he made his international debut against France in the 1995 Five Nations championship.

He later served as a councillor in Ballymena for the Traditional Unionist Voice.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward to speak to investigators on 101 quoting reference number 1350 of 28/10/21.

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