'Life is cruel' – Northern Irishman dies on family holiday in Spain 'after attack'

'Life is cruel' – Northern Irishman dies on family holiday in Spain 'after attack'

A YOUNG Northern Irishman has died after he was "attacked" while on a family holiday in Spain.

Coleraine native Aaron Henderson passed away on Monday at a hospital in Magaluf on the island of Majorca.

He was reportedly attacked in the holiday resort and died after suffering serious head injuries, although the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Mr Henderson's family and friends have taken to social media over the past 24 hours to pay tribute to the popular Co. Derry man.

In an emotional Facebook post last night, his partner Danielle Baxster said: "I love you always and forever … uve made me the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life. Life is cruel.. Love and miss you always. My babes xxxxxxxx".

Mr Henderson is understood to have worked for a family wholesale business.

Paul Henderson Wholesales and Megastore announced it would be closing until further notice following the death.

The firm said: "To all our valued customers, the store will be closed until further notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding and ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time".

DUP East Derry MLA Maurice Bradley told Causeway Coast Community News: “This is devastating news. Aaron was a well-known young man, a keen Coleraine fan, he was well liked by his peers and known by customers to the family business.

“My thoughts go to Aaron’s partner and his entire family circle".

One person who knew Mr Henderson wrote: "Can't believe what I am reading. Such a lovely young fella who was always smiling and having a joke anytime I was in the store. He will be extremely missed behind the counter".

Another added: "So so sorry Paul & Kim to hear this heartbreaking news Aaron was such a lovely fellow and I can’t begin to imagine the pain you’re going through. Thinking of you all at this sad time."