Motorcyclist dies after Co Tyrone hit-and-run

Police are investigating the death of a young motorcyclist in Co Tyrone. Credit: UTV

A 21-year-old motorcyclist has died following a hit-and-run incident involving a black BMW 4X4-type vehicle in Co Tyrone on Sunday.

The young man who died was the rider of an orange Kawasaki motorcycle.

Police say it is understood his bike was involved in a collision on the Meenacloy Road, and that the BMW failed to stop and drove onto wards Ederney.

PSNI Detective Inspector Michael Winters said: “I would firstly like to ask the driver of the BMW to examine their conscience and to come forward to police to explain what happened.

“It is likely that the BMW would have sustained damage due to the collision and I would therefore like to speak with anyone who is approached to repair this vehicle.”

DI Winters added: “I would also appeal to anyone who was travelling on the Meenacloy Road at around 11am on Sunday and witnessed the collision, or who may have captured dash-cam footage of it, to contact police on 101.”