Two men from North East Killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Two men from the North of England are believed to have tragically died in a terrorist attack which saw Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Crash in Ukraine.

Both men were travelling to see Newcastle United play at a pre-season friendly which was being held in New Zealand.

They have been named as John Alder, Aged in his 60s from the Gateshead area, He has only ever missed one United game since 1973.

The second has been named as Liam Sweeney, 28 from Newcastle.