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Police step up search for Norman Galbraith (66) missing almost six weeks

Ballymoney, Coleraine and Articlave residents are asked to check any outbuildings or sheds in case Mr Galbraith sought shelter in them at any point.

Published 07/09/2015

Specialist teams searching for Norman Galbraith Pic PSNI
Specialist teams searching for Norman Galbraith Pic PSNI
Specialist teams searching for Norman Galbraith Pic PSNI
A more up-to-date photo of missing person Norman Galbraith pic PSNI
PSNI CCTV stills of Norman Galbraith (66) taken from the railway station in Ballymoney on Friday July 31

Police have stepped up their search in their bid to find missing 66-year-old Ballymoney man who hasn't been seen for almost six weeks.

Norman Galbraith was last seen at his home at Queens Avenue on Friday July 31.

Specialist police search teams along with officers from the tactical support group spent much of the weekend searching for Mr Galbraith.

Detectives have asked residents in the Ballymoney, Coleraine and Articlave areas to check any outbuildings or sheds in case Mr Galbraith sought shelter in them at any point.

Detective Inspector Soren Stewart said: Specialist police search teams along with officers from the tactical support group spent much of the weekend searching for Mr Galbraith. Despite extensive efforts, Mr Galbriath remains a missing person.

“Our resources were bolstered by the support of volunteers from Community Rescue Services. Specially trained police search dogs were also brought in. We covered areas right across Coleraine, Ballymoney and Articlave. Sections of the River Bann were searched as well as inland locations.

“We appreciate and acknowledge the public support and information received to date. Mr Galbraith has been missing for close to six weeks now, causing great concern for his family and friends. The hope for any family in this situation is that the missing person will be found safe and well, but our searches must be thorough.

“I would again appeal to anyone with any information on Mr Galbraith’s movements since 31 July to contact us on the non-emergency number 101.

DI Stewart added: “I also ask people in the Ballymoney, Coleraine and Articlave areas to check any outbuildings or sheds in case Mr Galbraith sought shelter in them at any point."

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