Northern Ireland man dies in Australia road accident

Ryan Doyle Ryan Doyle had been working in Australia for a number of years

A man from County Down has died in a road accident in Australia.

Ryan Doyle, 25, who was from Leitrim, outside Castlewellan, died in an accident in Perth. He had been working in Australia for a number of years.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has reported that Mr Doyle had been in a row with a taxi driver over a fare shortly before his death.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death.

He has also been charged with failure to stop and render assistance and failure to report.

He is due to appear at Perth Magistrates Court on 18 December.

The Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin is providing consular assistance to Mr Doyle's family.

Sinn Fein councillor Paul Gribben, who knows the family, said: "It's overall shock, right throughout the community.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time and also to his two brothers who are out in Australia with Ryan at this minute in time.

"It was a big blow to the area."

More Northern Ireland stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa


  • Woman in swimming pool Green stuff

    The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine


  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health


  • The OfficeIn pictures

    Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ITChild's play

    It's never been easier for small businesses to get their message out to the world

Programmes

  • Tuna and avacadoThe Travel Show Watch

    Is Tokyo set to become the world's gourmet capital?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.