Police renew appeal for information over fatal hit and run in far north NSW

NSW Police have released photos of a vehicle they are looking for as they continue to investigate a fatal hit and run in the state’s far north.

The body of 22-year-old Tim Watkins was found on the side of Wilsons Creek Road, near Mullumbimby, by a passing motorist around 1.00am on Sunday June 23.

His push-bike was found nearby.


An investigation determined it was likely the young man, who was well-loved within the community and an active member of the Mullumbimby Leagues Club, likely died after being struck along the road.

Police have been left baffled as to who may have been responsible and have asked for dash cam footage or anyone with information to come forward.

On Tuesday, NSW Police also released photos 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.

Chief Inspector Bobbie Cullen previously urged the driver to “please do the right thing” and come forward, so they could give answers to the young man’s “distraught” family.

Anyone who saw a similar car in the area at the time is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.