Former Daily Star political editor David Buchan has died

A journalist who was said to be the youngest political editor on Fleet Street for the Daily Star in the early 1980s has died.

David Buchan, 65, passed away after a short illness in St Leonards, Sussex, the Hastings Observer reports.

It quotes his friend Richard Hollingsworth who said: “David’s biggest coup came through other contacts and he was the first to learn that British troops had taken Port Stanley and the Falklands War was over. David and The Star had beaten the whole of Fleet Street.

‘All this skill as a journalist came together in 1987 when he received The Sunday Times Journalist of the Year award – not that you ever heard him mention the fact nor his many other achievements. David was a modest man with it all.”

His funeral is being held at Hastings Crematorium on 10 May.

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