Man released after death of pedestrian in road accident

Tamlaght Crash


POLICE have released a man on bail following the death of 48-year-old Gordon Deery over the weekend after a road collision on the Belfast Road, Tamlaght.

The small community of Tamlaght was left shocked when Mr Deery, who is thought to have been living in the area, was struck by a car.


A 21-year-old man was arrested following a number of motoring offences and was held in custody while assisting police with their enquiries.

However, he was released on bail on Saturday, pending further enquiries.

Mr Deery, a pedestrian, was involved in a collision with a blue coloured Vauxhall car on the Belfast Road at around 11.50pm.

Mr Deery, who was originally from Fintona, was living in the area.

A spokesman for the PSNI said on Saturday: “Police can confirm that the man who died as a result of a road traffic collision on the Belfast Road in Tamlaght last night was 48-year-old Gordon Deery from the Tamlaght area.”

UUP Councillor Basil Johnston, who lives in Tamlaght, passed on his condolences to Mr Deery and his family.

He said: “It’s very sad – he was a young man in his late 40s. A lot of people here have been talking about it here and my best wishes go to his family and his friends at this time.”


Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision on Friday night.

The PSNI spokesman said: “Police would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them in Enniskillen on the non-emergency number 101.

Police are particularly keen to speak with any pedestrians or motorists who were in the area of the Belfast Road, Tamlaght around the time of the collision.

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