Tributes paid to 'cheeky and loveable' Irishman who died in Sussex collision

Tributes paid to 'cheeky and loveable' Irishman who died in Sussex collision

THE FAMILY of an Irishman who died in a collision in Sussex, England while returning from a charity football game have paid tribute to him.

David Breen, 26, was travelling on a pedal bike when he was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Zafira on the A286 main Road in Birdham, Chichester at 8.20pm on October 26.

He sadly died at the scene and was laid to rest on Friday following a funeral at St Mary's Cathedral in his native Killarney, Co. Kerry.

'Beautiful son'

David's family — mother Anne, father Anthony and brothers Shane and Anthony — paid tribute to the popular young man.

"It is with deep regret to let friends know that our beautiful son David Breen was killed in a road accident. He will be greatly missed," said Anne.

"He was funny, caring, ready with the banter, cheeky, lovable and always on the go.

"We met so many of his friends over the last week in England that showed so much compassion.

"Thank you to Gary Douglas and all at Sussex Police for all they have done for us.

"Thank you to everyone who has been there for us in Ireland since David's accident."


An investigation is ongoing and police have urged anyone with information to come forward.

A man and a woman, both aged 34, previously arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, have been released under investigation.

Anyone with any information or dash cam footage is asked to email collision.ap[email protected] or call 101 quoting Operation Bavaria.