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Police investigating a collision that killed a pensioner have made a new appeal for witnesses

Police investigating a collision that killed a pensioner have made a new appeal for witnesses

Police investigating a collision that killed a pensioner have made a new appeal for witnesses

Police investigating a collision that killed a pensioner have made a new appeal for witnesses.

Geoffrey Cartwright (78) died after the accident on the promenade in Newcastle, Co Down, last Thursday night.

The collision, just before 11pm, involved a black Ford Focus.

A PSNI spokesman said: "We are appealing for anyone who was in or who was travelling in the area around that time, or any witnesses to contact police in Downpatrick and the collision investigation unit by calling 101, quoting reference 1530 of 24/08/17.

"Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers 0800 555 111."

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit and causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released on bail.

Mr Cartwright's funeral took place on Monday, where mourners heard the tragedy had left a community in shock.

Belfast Telegraph