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Well-Known Northern Irish Journalist Killed In Collision In The Middle East

By Alana Laverty

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am

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Austin Hunter (64) was knocked down and killed in a road accident in Bahrain on Saturday.

The former BBC journalist was working in Bahrain for the not-for-profit organisation Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas when he died, according to the BBC

Hunter was well-known for his work in both television and radio with the BBC in Northern Ireland as well as with their press office and for his work as media and press director for the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Tributes to the highly-respected journalist have been flooding in:

In a statement, the Hunter family said they were "absolutely devastated at the loss of a loving husband, father and grandfather".

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