02/10/2017

Pedestrian Killed In Cookstown Collision

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car in Co Tyrone.

The incident happened at around 3.30am on Chapel Street in Cookstown on Sunday, 01 October.

The victim has been named as Stephen Wilkinson, aged 26, who was from the Ardboe area.

The 26-year-old driver has been arrested.

The road was closed, however it has now been reopened.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
News Image
Ulster Unionist Councillor Trevor Wilson said: "Like the rest of the Cookstown community, I was shocked to wake up this morning to the news that another young life had been lost on our roads.

"Stephen Wilkinson who was only 26, and from the Ardboe area, was struck by a car in Chapel Street in Cookstown.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the Wilkinson family at this desperately sad time and my deepest sympathies are with the family and his friends."

(CD/LM)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

15 March 2019
Murder Probe After Man Found Dead In East Belfast
Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man at a house in east Belfast. It happened in the Kyle Street area in the early hours of this morning, Friday 15 March. Two men have been arrested and remain in custody. Police remain at the scene as detectives from the Major Investigation Team investigate.
15 March 2019
Plans To Transform Ballymena Barracks Progress
Plans for the regeneration of St. Patrick's Barracks in Ballymena have moved a step closer after planning approval was granted for the former military base. Up to 140 homes, a £30 million leisure, health and well-being centre and a new road network are among the proposals for the Department for Communities led scheme.
14 March 2019
Masked Men Armed With Knife Rob North Belfast Business
Detectives are appealing for information after an armed robbery in north Belfast last night. Two masked men entered a premises, while armed with a knife, on the Ballysillan Road shortly before 9.40pm on Wednesday 13 March.
22 March 2019
Other News In Brief
SDLP Welcome Announcement Of Day Surgery Hubs The SDLP has welcomed the Department of Health's announcement to progress plans for day surgery hubs to reduce hospital waiting lists.
02 October 2018
New PSNI Recruitment Drive Launched
A new PSNI recruitment campaign for Police Constables has been launched by Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin. Discussing the campaign, Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin said: "Today we have launched our latest recruitment campaign.