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Victim Of Tipperary Hit & Run Named Locally.

Following intensive investigations by Gardaí, over the previous 36 hour period, a man understood to be in his early 20s, is helping Thurles Gardaí in relation to the fatal ‘hit & run’, which occurred in the vicinity of Clonmore, Templemore Co. Tipperary, early yesterday morning.

The victim, named locally as Mr Tony Cullen, sadly lost his life, while just a short distance from his home in the area.

Mr Cullen, who was unmarried, and who had spent his career in the Defence Forces, before retiring more than 10 years previously; worked as a barman in the area and was well known to village residents.
He had left a pub in the village shortly before the accident occurred, with the driver of the offending vehicle failing to remain at the scene of the accident.

Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward as they investigated the death.

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