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Man arrested after fatal hit-and-run in Tipperary released without charge

A 68-year-old man died in the incident.

The Ballysloe-Glengoole Road, Co Tipperary
The Ballysloe-Glengoole Road, Co Tipperary
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A MAN IN his 40s has been released without charge after he was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident in Tipperary on Sunday night.

A 68-year-old man was struck at around 10.20pm while walking on the Ballysloe-Glengoole Road near Poynestown.

At the time, gardaí said that “all indications at this stage are that the deceased was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop”.

The man in his 40s was arrested yesterday afternoon. Gardaí said that he has now been released without charge, while a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who can assist in the investigation to contact them at Thurles Garda Station on 050 425100, on the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or at any garda station.

Read: Gardaí make arrest after man (68) killed in apparent hit-and-run in Tipperary

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