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Male Detained For Questioning Regarding Glengoole Hit & Run

A man has been arrested following investigations by Thurles Gardaí into a fatal collision at Poynestown, near the village of Glengoole, about 14 km (8.5 mls) from Thurles town, at around 10.20pm on Sunday night last.

As a result of the collision a 68-year-old male pedestrian, named as Mr Michael Stapleton, died leaving Gardaí to believe that he was struck by a vehicle, which failed to stop at the scene. Mr Stapleton was discovered by a local person, who performed CPR on him, but despite these efforts and the efforts by ambulance personnel and Gardaí a short time later, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Stapleton died on the same road just metres away from where his brother Eugene was killed some 15 years ago.

This afternoon a male, understood to be in his 40’s, was arrested under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, and is currently being detained for questioning at Thurles Garda Station.

Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses to contact Thurles Garda Station on Tel: 0504-25100; the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800-666-111 or indeed any Garda Station

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