Have you seen this car? Police issue hit-and-run appeal following tragic death

Police investigating a fatal hit-and-run road traffic collision on the Stewartstown Road in west Belfast on Friday 5th February have issued an updated appeal for information.

Images issued by PSNI in hit-and-run appeal
Images issued by PSNI in hit-and-run appeal

Detective Inspector Carol Dane said, “Tragically a local man, Richard Gerard Boyle, was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene. He was taken to hospital where he sadly died.

“A short time after the collision, we recovered a partially burnt out, dark blue Volkswagen Golf R from the Norfolk Way / Norglen Gardens area which we believe was the only vehicle involved.

“A 23-year-old man and a 22 year-old man arrested in relation to the collision have both been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

“While we have spoken with a number of witnesses and recovered CCTV from the area, we are again appealing for any witnesses who have yet come forward to contact detectives.

“Specifically, we would like to speak with anyone who saw a dark blue Volkswagen Golf R in West Belfast (Similar to the car pictured) or on the M1 between the Broadway and Blacks Road junctions on Friday 5th February 2021 between 9.30pm and 10.30pm, or who has dashcam footage of it, to contact us.

“In addition, we are appealing to anyone who saw the occupants of this vehicle, or who may have any other information that could assist our ongoing investigation, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1997 of 05/02/21.”

Alternatively, a report can be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.