POLICE investigating a fatal hit-and-run road traffic collision in west Belfast on Friday, February 5, have made a second arrest.
Inspector Phil McCullagh said: “A 22 year old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of related offences and remains in custody at this time.
“A 23 year old man also arrested in relation to the ongoing investigation has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
“Richard Gerard Boyle, who was a male pedestrian from Dunmurry died following the collision on the Stewartstown Road which was reported to police just before 10:20pm.
“It was reported that he was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene. He was taken to hospital, but sadly died.
“Police continue to appeal for information about a vehicle that may have been involved in the collision, possibly a dark-coloured Volkswagen Golf.
“We are appealing to anyone with information, or anyone who was on the Stewartstown Road between 9.30pm and 10.20pm and witnessed the collision, or drivers who may have captured it on their dash cam, to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting reference number 1997 of 05/02/21.”