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Appeal issued on fatal hit and run

Monday, 19th August, 2019 8:00am
Appeal issued on fatal hit and run

A flower tribute to the young man close to where he was killed.

Appeal issued on fatal hit and run

A flower tribute to the young man close to where he was killed.

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TALLAGHT gardai have said that although some time has passed, any information on a fatal hit and run two years ago could be helpful.

Last week, an appeal was launched by Crimestoppers for information into the horrific incident in Tallaght that left one young man, Stephen Lynch, dead. 

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at approximately 6.50pm, the 32-year-old dad of three was walking on Brookview Close, when he was deliberately struck by the driver of a Ford Focus, with the registration plate 10WW1812.

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 now appealing for members of the public to come forward with any information relating to this murder.

They are also hoping that somebody might be able to assist them in helping to identify the driver of the Ford Focus. 

Members of the public have been reassured that calls to Crimestoppers are 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 1800250025.

Superintendent Ian Lackey of Tallaght Garda Station made a public appeal last week.

He 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.”

Superintendent Lackey added: “If a member of the public prefers to give the information without identifying themselves, they can call Crimestoppers on 1800250025.”

 Crimestoppers Chairman John Murphy stressed the point that 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,” he pointed out.

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

 The Irish Crimestoppers Trust ( was set up in 1998 to provide a confidential means for every citizen to report crime, without fear of recrimination, by calling a free phone confidential number (1800250025). 

The current sponsors of Irish Crimestoppers Trust include the Department of Justice & Equality and the Department of Health.

The Crimestoppers concept is simple - the call is free, there is no need to give one’s name, the phone is answered by specially trained gardaí, and a cash reward may be paid in certain cases.

Rewards are given at the discretion of the gardaí. The Crimestoppers model has proved to be a well tried and well-developed model in many countries. 

A new appeal has been issued for information into the death of Stephen Lynch in Tallaght.

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