Danny Kennedy, Ulster Unionist MLA for Newry & Armagh, attended the family service and funeral of Oswald Bradley who tragically lost his life in Bessbrook earlier this week.
Following the funeral, Mr Kennedy said:
“Today I attended the family service and funeral of Mr Oswald Bradley. Oswald was well-known and well-liked by everyone locally, and as we try to come to terms with his passing and the circumstances leading up to it, the people of the village will always hold fond memories of him.
“It was heartening to see people from all parts of the community uniting to pay their respects to Oswald and his family. Throughout the darkest days of the Troubles, Bessbrook maintained good community relations, and this was evident today as people from across the political and religious divide gathered to mourn the loss of a well-loved figure in such awful circumstances.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Oswald’s family as they, along with the entire village, try to come to terms with this tragic loss.”