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Wife of cyclist found dead on roadside appeals for information

A 55-year-old man has been found dead at the side of a road in Co Armagh

THE widow of a man who was found dead at the side of the road in Co Armagh has appealed for information on the circumstances of his death.

David Helliwell (55) was found on Drumnamether Road in Tandragee at around 7.30pm on Thursday May 31.

It was unclear whether he was involved in a road crash or had suffered a collapse and the circumstances of his death are under investigation.

His wife, Wendy, said her husband was "a lovely man who gave a lot to the community" who had raised his children "beautfully".

She said he had worked in a home for adults with physical and learning disabilities and implored anyone with information on the circumstances of his death to get in touch.

Inspector Leslie Badger said: "I am appealing that anyone who was travelling on the Drumnamether Road around this time and who witnessed anything, or anyone who may have a dash cam fitted in their vehicle check their footage and contact local officers on 101 quoting reference number 1208 31/05/2018."

 

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