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Man charged over Chapel Street hit-run which killed 27-yr-old Dutch woman

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Photo: 7 News Melbourne

A man has been charged over the hit-run in South Yarra over the weekend, which saw a 27-year-old Dutch cyclist tragically lose her life.

Michael Panayides, a 26-year-old homeless man was charged this afternoon and faced the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday afternoon.

The man has been charged with:

• Culpable driving

• Failing to stop after collision – fatal collision

• Failing to render assistance – fatal collision

• Negligently deal with the proceeds of crime

It is alleged a southbound white Mercedes sedan travelling along Chapel Street was involved in a collision with several parked cars, another moving car and a cyclist, about 10am Sunday.

Witnesses allege Panayides gathered his belongings before fleeing the scene on foot.

He did not apply for bail and his case was adjourned until December 4.

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