Thursday 22 February 2018

'People who are saying f*** all are worse than killers' - Mum of man killed in hit and run

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The mother of a man assaulted and run over in a Dublin housing estate has issued a chilling warning to those withholding information about the killing.

Stephen Lynch (32) suffered fatal head injuries after a silver Ford Focus was driven over him by a gang of men and he was dragged along the road in Brookview Close, Tallaght, in April.

The funeral of Stephen Lynch (32) at St Aidans Church in Brookview, Tallaght (Photo: Colin O'Riordain)
The funeral of Stephen Lynch (32) at St Aidans Church in Brookview, Tallaght (Photo: Colin O'Riordain)

It is believed that Mr Lynch, an innocent father-of-three, was targeted after he asked speeding drivers to slow down around children in the estate.

Gardaí have identified a number of suspects but nobody has been charged in relation to the killing.

Now his heartbroken mother has taken to Facebook to challenge those with information who have not spoken out.

Vera Donovan posted a photo of her family and wrote: "This is my family this was a happy time only a few weeks ago, the people who are choosing to say f**k all about it are WORSE that the killers.

"I hope you find it in your heart to say what you know you saw, as a mother I can't understand your silence. May this heartache never knock at your door."

Gardai believe a violent former boxer was present with three other young men, including two brothers from Crumlin, when Stephen was deliberately run over.

The car used to kill Stephen was seized by gardai along with other evidence at the scene.

Although no arrests have been made armed gardai raided the home of the main suspect in the murder.

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

The Irish Daily Star is reporting that two men of interest presented themselves to gardaí in Tallaght where they protested their innocence. 

The paper adds that gardaí are waiting for the results of DNA tests.

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