McMurray expresses condolences after pensioner road death

Alliance South Down Councillor Andrew McMurray has expressed his condolences after a pensioner died following a road crash in County Down.

Geoffrey Cartwright (78) died after being hit by a vehicle on the South Promenade in Newcastle just before 11pm yesterday (Thursday). An 18-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit and dangerous driving causing death. He has been released on bail.

“I would like to offer my condolences to the loved ones of Mr Cartwright,” said Councillor McMurray.

“Local people will be shocked by this sad tragedy, with another life lost needlessly on our roads.

“If anybody has any information about this incident then I would urge them to contact the police.”

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