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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Coleraine is expected to come to a ‘standstill’ this Friday, as a large crowds are expected, as Harry Gregg makes his final journey.

Mourners from Northern Ireland and further afield are expected in Coleraine on Friday for the funeral of former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg OBE.

The Munich Air disaster hero died on the 16th February 2020 at the age of 87. His funeral will be held in St Patrick’s Parish Church at noon followed by interment in Coleraine Cemetery.

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Police are warning the public that a significant barrier plan will be in place throughout Church Street, The Diamond, and Queen Street and that the town centre will be closed to vehicles from approximately 1100 – 1400.  

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A police spokesperson said:

“In order to minimise disruption in the town centre, and provide mourners with easy access to the church, we would ask that businesses rearrange alternative times or dates for any deliveries.

“A text alert will also be sent to businesses who have signed up to PSNI alerts and officers will be around the town today to advise on the above.”

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