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Police renew appeal for information about Co Armagh fatal road traffic collision

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information in relation to a fatal road traffic collision in the Blaney Road area of Crossmaglen in Co Armagh in the early hours of Sunday August 23, 2020. Michael Kirk, who was 40, died as a result of a collision
Marie Louise McConville

POLICE have renewed an appeal for information about a fatal road traffic collision in Co Armagh last year.

Michael Kirk was found in the Blaney Road area of Crossmaglen in the early hours of Sunday, August 23.

The factory worker, who was 40, had suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have been walking or driving in and around the Crossmaglen area or on the Blaney Road, especially between the hours of 3.30am and 4.30am.

Officers have also appealed for anyone with dashcam footage or mobile phone recordings taken around the same time to get in contact.

Inspector Darren Hardy said: "We are keen for anyone with information, or who can recall seeing Michael to contact us so we can piece together his movements prior to the collision.

"His mobile phone was lost in the area at this time and we are keen to get this returned to his family," he said.

"If you found a mobile phone in the Crossmaglen or you are a business owner to whom was handed in a lost phone at this time, please contact police in Newry on the non-emergency number 101".

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