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Boxer joins plea to find missing man

By Staff Reporter

The European flyweight boxing champion Paddy Barnes has joined the pleas of a Newtownabbey family trying to find a young man who has been missing for four days.

Dean McIlwaine (22) has not been seen since 1pm on July 13. He was last spotted in the Carnmoney Road area of Newtownabbey.

Last night Paddy shared the police appeal over the missing man via his Twitter account which has almost 12,000 followers.

Sergeant David Coulter said that police are becoming increasingly concerned regarding Dean's whereabouts.

"Dean is described as being 5ft 8ins in height; of medium build with blue eyes, dark hair and a beard.

"He also has sleeve tattoos on both arms," he said.

"He was last seen in the Carnmoney Road area of Newtownabbey on Thursday, July 13 at around 1pm, wearing a light coloured T-shirt, blue denim shorts and flip-flops.

"We would ask Dean or anyone who has seen him or knows his whereabouts to make contact with police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 121 of 14/7/17."

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