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Six cars seized in hunt for fatal hit-and-run driver

Tom Brady Security Editor

Published 07/12/2011 | 05:00

Gardai seeking the driver of a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident last week have seized six similar vehicles for examination.

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Officers are satisfied that the car was a silver coloured and medium-sized saloon . They hope to enhance CCTV images of the incident to help them identify the car.

The funeral of the 14-year-old victim, Conor Hickey, of St Attracta Road in Cabra, Dublin, will take place tomorrow at 11am in the Christ the King Church.

Classmates from his local GAA club will form a guard of honour around his coffin.

Gardai are pursuing more than 170 lines of inquiry and have interviewed a large number of witnesses.

The teenager was struck by the car at the junction of St Eithne Road and Fassaugh Road in Cabra at around 5.40pm on Friday.

The car was driven away up Fassaugh Road towards Phibsboro and almost collided with another vehicle.

Conor was taken to Temple Street hospital where his life support machine was turned off the following day.

Officers said last night they were hopeful that a fresh examination of the enhanced CCTV footage would identify the make of the car, which resembled a Focus, Passat or Laguna, although investigators stressed it was too early to pinpoint a model.

Gardai have issued several appeals for help.

They have urged the driver to contact them and tell them what happened on Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mountjoy garda station on 01 6668600, or phone the garda confidential number 1800 666111.

Irish Independent

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