Former Ireland rugby international David Tweed has died in a road crash in Co Antrim.

Mr Tweed died in a crash on Whitepark Road close to Dunseverick yesterday.

The former Ulster rugby player and member of the Orange Order was riding a motorbike when he was involved in a collision at around 4.30pm.

In 2016, Mr Tweed had his convictions for child sex abuse quashed by the Court of Appeal in Belfast. He was then released from custody where he had been serving an eight-year sentence.

Mr Tweed was capped four times for Ireland after he made his international debut against France in the 1995 Five Nations championship.

He later served as a councillor in Ballymena for the Traditional Unionist Voice.

Police appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward to speak to investigators.