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Police make fresh appeal for information after tragic bonfire death

Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a male at a bonfire site in the Antiville area of Larne on the evening of Saturday 9th July, have made a specific appeal for witnesses.

Detective Inspector McCoy said:

"Shortly after 9.45pm, police received a report from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service that a male had fallen from the top of a bonfire.

"Unfortunately, despite attempts to save his life, he died at the scene. We would like to speak with anyone who was present at the time of this incident.

"If you have information regarding this incident please contact detectives by calling 101 and quoting reference 1866 of 09/07/22.

“A report can be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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