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Wednesday 18 July 2018

Teen quizzed after man dies in suspected hit-and-run

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Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

Gardaí have questioned a teenager and carried out a forensic examination of a car in connection with the death of a pensioner in a suspected hit-and-run.

Detectives fear the body of the pensioner may have lain by the side of a Co Cork road for hours before he was found by his wife at 9.30am on Sunday. The man, named locally as Alistair Hines (67), is believed to have been struck by a vehicle just metres from his home.

It is believed Mr Hines, who was originally from Scotland, was socialising on Saturday night and the fatal incident occurred as he was walking home on the outskirts of the village of Liscarroll.

Gardaí suspect the crash at Ballybane happened late on Saturday night or in the early hours of Sunday morning.

An 18-year-old is now helping Mallow gardaí with their investigation.

A car has been recovered and is now undergoing a forensic examination.

Gardaí stressed the nature of their investigation would be determined by the post-mortem examination findings.

Irish Independent

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