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April 18, 2021

Investigations continue into fatal hit-and-run at Wilsons Creek 

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The tragic loss of Tim Watkins is still raw in the hearts of the Mullumbimby community and police are re-appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate the fatal hit-and-run in which Tim lost his life.

Police want to remind the public that at 1.05am on Sunday 23 June 2019, emergency services were called to Wilsons Creek Road, Wilsons Creek, about 9km south-west of Mullumbimby, after the body of a man was located on the road by a passing motorist.

A push-bike was also found nearby.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended, but the 22-year-old man died at the scene. A crime scene was established and investigations commenced.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District have released images of a similar make and model vehicle which they believe may be able to assist with inquiries.

The vehicle of interest is described as a late 1990s model Mitsubishi Delica L400.

Anyone who may have noticed a similar vehicle in the area at the time or have any additional information about this incident can contact Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 5506 9499 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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  1. I hope they catch this lowlife scum, who left a man to die on the road and has hidden like a rat from there responsibility as a human.

  2. Have seen a car similar with damage to the front RHS.
    Have informed police it was seen parked on Balemo Drv Ocean shores.
    I believe it was also seen at a party at Durumble hall.
    Would love for someone to be able to talk and clarify who may own the car and how the damages happened.


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