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UPDATE: 09:45am Sunday June 23.

Police will address the media at 12 noon today and appeal for public assistance following the death of a man in a hit and run overnight.

Duty Officer Chief Inspector Bobbie Cullen of the Tweed/Byron Police District will be outside the Tweed Heads Police Station in Wharf Street.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a bike rider was killed in a hit-and-run incident at Wilsons Creek.

Emergency services were called about 1.05am (Sunday 23 June 2019), to Wilsons Creek Road, Wilsons Creek, after the body of a man was located on the road by a passing motorist.

A push-bike was also found near the body.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended, and the man, believed to be in his 20s, was declared deceased at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene has been established, which will be examined by specialist forensic officers.

A report is being prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone who may have information or dashcam footage in relation to this incident to contact Byron Bay Police Station on (02) 6685 9499 Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The road remains closed and motorists are urged to avoid the area. Check www.livetraffic.com for updates.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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