The family of Co Antrim man Alan Drennan, who died in Ibiza last weekend, have appealed to any holidaymakers on the Spanish island at the time to check if they have images of him in the hours leading up to his death.

More than a week after he died, the 21-year-old’s body finally arrived in the Republic of Ireland earlier on Tuesday where it was formally identified by his family.

The young man from Newtownabbey had only been on the holiday island less than 24 hours when he was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday 19 July.

He had been staying in a separate hotel from his friends, who went to check on him after they had been out the previous night.

A post mortem by Spanish authorities has recorded the cause of Mr Drennan’s death as multiple organ failure, however his family’s lawyers said they have received expert advice that this is a “strange definition” in the circumstances.

A second examination is now expected to be carried out by the Irish State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy at the family’s request on Wednesday.

The examination cannot be undertaken in Northern Ireland as the region’s Coroners Service does not have the authority to probe deaths that happened outside its jurisdiction.

Michael Madden, the family’s solicitor said: “The post mortem conducted by the State Pathologist in Dublin was due to take place today but unfortunately there has been an unforeseen delay, and that is now going to take place tomorrow morning.”

Mr Drennan’s friends have claimed he was beaten by Spanish police after being taken from the plane when he arrived in Ibiza.

Mr Madden said the family have appealed for anyone on the island at this time to check if they have images of the young man.

“At the moment, there would be an appeal for information in relation to Alan’s whereabouts on the 18 and 19 July,” he said.

“The family have asked for anybody who had been in Ibiza, in the airport area or the San Antonio area on 18 and 19 July, if they could check their photos, phones and any videos to see if there are any images of Alan.”

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