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murder mystery 'Have a look at your first-born child and imagine never seeing them again' - family of murdered Stephen Lynch issue fresh appeal for information

The 31-year-old suffered fatal injuries when he was deliberately run over by a car in Brookview Close in Tallaght, Co Dublin, on April 13th 2017.

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Stephen Lynch

Stephen Lynch

Stephen Lynch

The mother of murder victim Stephen Lynch has asked people to imagine the agony of their child being killed as she makes a new appeal for information about his death.

The 31-year-old suffered fatal injuries when he was deliberately run over by a car in Brookview Close in Tallaght, Co Dublin, on April 13th 2017.

Gardaí believe that he had asked four men who were in the car to slow down, and was then driven over and dragged along the road.

Now, the family of the father-of-three are appealing for information on his murder on RTÉ’s Crimecall.

His mum Vera calls her son’s death “a huge loss” and urges the people involved with his murder to “look at themselves, look at their own lives and their own kids and do the right thing.”

“He was a good son. He made me laugh. I was proud of him. It was a huge loss, huge.

“Like I’m never going to get over this but I’d like to be able to take a step forward to be happier for the other kids and my grandkids. But that’s never going to happen as long as there’s no justice."

“Have a look at your first-born child and imagine never seeing them again and imagine the absolute agony of that.”

Stephen’s eldest son Craig said: “I couldn't say a last goodbye to him. That's the worst thing. This has affected our lives in the worst way possible. Every single day it's killing us."

“Fourteen years of age and your dad’s after getting killed. It took a chunk out of me. He was gone and a part of me was gone as well.”

An Garda Síochána continues to seek information from the public that could help the live murder investigation.

Superintendent Ian Lackey said: “It may be the case with the passage of time or change in circumstances that people who felt they could not come forward previously may now feel more comfortable in doing so. We want to reassure anyone wishing to come forward with information that they will be treated sensitively.”

Crimecall airs on RTÉ One on Mondays at 9.35pm.

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