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Man arrested over Kildare hit-and-run

A man is being detained in Leixlip Garda Station over a fatal hit-and-run in Carbury yesterday.

File photo of an accident scene.
File photo of an accident scene.
Image: Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ IN KILDARE have arrested a man in his twenties in connection with the death of a cyclist in Carbury yesterday evening.

The suspect in the hit-and-run investigation was arrested at lunchtime today and is being detained at Leixlip Garda Station.

A 61-year-old died in last night’s collision. He was cycling along the Kinnegad to Edenderry road around three miles from Carbury when he collided with a vehicle, which then drove off.

Gardaí have also renewed their appeal for witnesses to the incident, which occured at about 8.55pm on Tuesday.

Anyone who saw the cyclist or has any information can contact Gardaí at Leixlip on 01 666 7800 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1 800 666 111.

The arrested man is being held under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

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