Tributes paid following the death of popular Derry teacher

candleSinn Fein MLA Martin McGuinness has expressed his shock and sadness at the death of popular local teacher Patricia Hughes.

"Patricia was a neighbour and friend so, like many others throughout Derry, I was deeply shocked when I learned of this tragic news.

"As a highly respected educator Patricia was someone who inspired and enriched the lives of countless young people throughout this city and beyond.

"She will be desperately missed and my thoughts are with her family and friends and all the pupils and staff at St. Columb's College where she made such a massive contribution over many years."