Community worker passes away

Yvonne Sterritt
Yvonne Sterritt

Tributes have been paid to Portadown community worker Yvonne Sterritt, who died over the weekend.

The chairman of Ballyoran Community Association, the grandmother-of-five was respected right across the community in Portadown.

She was a former member of Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership and spent six years as a custody visitor for the NI Policing Board

Upper Bann MLA Stephen Moutray said, “I have just learned tonight of the passing of Yvonne Sterritt from Portadown. Yvonne was someone who worked hard in a hands on basis to improve relationships with police in difficult times without fear. She was someone who genuinely made a difference in the lives of many. To her family I extend my sincere condolences at the sad time.”