The late Austin Hunter who was from Strabane
Tributes have been paid to the BBC Journalist and PR consultant Austin Hunter, who died in Bahrain on Saturday.
The 64-year-old father of two was knocked down in a road crash while on a business trip to the Middle East.
A native of Strabane, he started his career at the Strabane Weekly News, Tyrone Constitution and BBC Radio Foyle.
He went on become editor of the News Letter in Belfast, a journalist and PR specialist with the BBC, and head of communications for the RUC/PSNI.
Pat McArt, former Group Editor of the Derry Journal and a columnist with the Donegal Democrat, said "I first met him in the early 1970's at a council meeting in Lifford. He was a gentleman. It's hard to believe such a decent human being is gone."
He offered his deepest sympathies to the Hunter family.