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Sister of Tyrone hit-and-run victim Edmundas Cizauskas appeals to killer driver

By Stewart Robson

The heartbroken sister of a man knocked down and killed in Co Tyrone has urged the driver responsible to come forward.

Edmundas Cizauskas (46), who was originally from Lithuania, died after the hit-and-run on Killyman Road in Dungannon on January 30.

The car fled the scene and police have yet to find the driver - more than two months after the tragedy.

Ligita Lukosiene described her brother as a "people person".

She appealed for the driver and any witnesses to come forward.

"As far as I know no one has been arrested or found regarding my brother's death," she said.

"Any time I've phoned the police station, there's been no news."

A production operative who worked at the Dunbia meat factory, Mr Cizauskas had been living in Dungannon for several years after moving from Siauliai in northern Lithuania.

"Edmundas would always help friends and family," Ms Lukosiene added.

"Everyone knew him around the area because he was always in the mood for a chat. You could never wipe the smile off his face."

A GoFundMe page was set up shortly after his death to help raise enough money to bring his body home to his grieving family in Lithuania.

The amount raised exceeded the family's target of £500, totalling £740.

His sister said that the local community had been a great help following the tragedy.

She added that she was still struggling to come to terms with what had happened and appealed for answers.

"I would like that person (the driver) to come forward and admit what he or she has done, because they will have to live with that for the rest of their lives," she said.

"I would like anyone who has seen the accident to come forward and help find who did this horrible thing."

Police confirmed that there had been no arrests to date.

The officer leading the investigation, Inspector John McKenna, said: "We are still working hard to try to locate the vehicle involved and to identify the driver."

Police in Dungannon can be contacted by calling the 101 number, quoting reference 1263 of 30/01/18.

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