Sudden death 'not being treated as suspicious'

Drum Road, Cookstown, where the tragedy happened
Drum Road, Cookstown, where the tragedy happened

Police say they are not treating as suspicious at this stage the sudden death of a man in his 60's at a property in Cookstown.

It is understood the man, who has been named locally as John Forrest, died as a result of an accident in the Drum Road area.

Cookstown Ulster Unionist Councillor Trevor Wilson described it as a "terrible tragedy."

He said he understood that Mr Forrest had only recently retired.

"I would like to extend my sincere condolences his family and friends," he said.