Thursday 19 October 2017

Appeal launched to help family of murdered 'one of a kind' dad Stephen: 'He will never be forgotten'

Flowers at the scene of the murder of Stephen Lynch (inset)
Flowers at the scene of the murder of Stephen Lynch (inset)

Kathy Armstrong

An appeal to help the mourning family of murdered Stephen Lynch has raised €1,300 in just thee days.

The father-of-three was killed last Thursday evening when he was deliberately run over by a car in an estate in Tallaght, Co Dublin.

Tributes have been paid on the GoFundMe page to "one of a kind" Stephen (32).

Sinead Tori, who set up the appeal, wrote: "Tallaght has been robbed of one of its rare treasures and anyone who knew Stephen knows that he would be the first to help someone in need.

"He was the nicest, most funny and caring person around and no one can deny that.

"To see how the whole community has pulled together to support the family so far has been amazing and it makes me proud of where I am from, so lets keep it going and see what else we can do to show that we are here for them and we love and miss Stephen deeply.

Father-of-three Stephen Lynch
Father-of-three Stephen Lynch

Ms Tori also explained that the money will be used to help Stephen's devastated loved ones with any expenses.

She said: "We are trying to raise money to help Stephen's family through this very difficult time.

"Anyone that could donate anything at all, no matter how little, it would be much appreciated."

Mr Lynch was driven over and dragged along the road. Gardai believe that the car may have been driven back and forth over him. The driver fled the scene on foot and is suspected of getting into another car.

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A vigil will take place in Glenshane estate tonight in his honour and to show local support for his family.

The driver fled the scene on foot and is suspected of getting into another car.

The two cars linked to last week's incident have been seized by gardai for forensic testing. A passer-by in Brookview Close tried to stop one of the men from escaping but was unsuccessful after a brief scuffle.

To donate to the Go Fund Me appeal please visit here.

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