Appeal for information on fatal hit and run in Tallaght

by Padraig Conlon
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Crimestoppers launched an appeal this week for information about a fatal hit and run in Tallaght which left one man dead.

On Thursday 13th April 2017 at approximately 6.50pm, Stephen Lynch was walking on Brookview Close, Tallaght, when he was deliberately struck by the driver of a Ford Focus, registration 10 WW 1812.

Both the driver and at least one passenger fled the scene on foot and, to date, have not been identified.

Crimestoppers and the Gardai are appealing for members of the public to come forward with any information relating to this murder, and assist in helping to identify the driver of the Ford Focus.

Calls to Crimestoppers are completely anonymous and callers do not need to leave their name or address.

Callers can claim a reward for information which significantly helps the investigation. Anybody with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.

Speaking on Monday, Superintendent Ian Lackey, Tallaght Garda Station said: “I would appeal to anyone who has even the smallest piece of information to come forward.

“I particularly appeal to those in the Brookview Close area of Tallaght.

“Can you help us positively identify the driver of this vehicle that fatally struck Stephen Lynch on 6.50pm on Thursday, April 2017?

“Although some time has passed, any information you have which may seem insignificant to you might help with the investigation. 

“If a member of the public prefers to give the information without identifying themselves, they can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.”

Crimestoppers Chairman John Murphy also commented: “Members of the public can call Crimestoppers with potentially valuable information about any crime without leaving their name or personal details.

“The ability to give information anonymously can be an important incentive and could help solve a case and secure a conviction. 

“I would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to this case to get in contact.”

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