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Renewed appeal for help in finding driver who hit sisters on bicycles

Police in Portadown have renewed their appeal for information in a bid to find the driver of a car who knocked two sisters from their bicycles and fled the scene.

The incident happened on the Moy Road, Portadown, at around 7.30pm on Saturday, June 27.

A dark coloured car was reported to have struck both cyclists before leaving the scene without stopping.

The sisters, sustained injuries which required medical treatment.

Twenty-eight-year-old Oonagh Murphy and her sister Fiona (25), both  from Portadown, had been cycling towards Moy when they were struck by an overtaking car.

Constable Rodgers said: “Following our enquiries, we believe the car may have been a dark coloured Vauxhall Astra which may have lost a passenger side wing mirror in the collision.

“We are keen to take this investigation forward and we would ask anyone with information to contact us in Mahon Road on 101, quoting ref: 1147 270615.”

The sisters’ brother Conor recently made an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

He said, “My sister sustained horrific life-changing injuries (damaged nervous system, broken bones, deep lacerations, etc).

“They were smashed into at high speed by a hit and run driver on the Moy Road, Portadown at 0.7 miles past the Scotch Street filling station, heading towards the Moy.”

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