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Male pedestrian dies after Co Down crash - teen arrested

A 78-year-old man, who died following a single-vehicle crash in Co Down, has been named.

Geoffrey Cartwright, from the local area, died following the crash on the South Promenade in Newcastle shortly before 11pm on Thursday.

An 18-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit and dangerous driving causing death. He has been released on bail.

Alliance south Down councillor Andrew McMurray said it was a "tragedy".

He said: “I would like to offer my condolences to the loved ones of Mr Cartwright.

“Local people will be shocked by this sad tragedy, with another life lost needlessly on our roads.

“If anybody has any information about this incident then I would urge them to contact the police.”

Police in Downpatrick are appealing for witnesses to contact them by calling 101, quoting reference 1530 of 24/08/17. Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

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