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Renewed search for man who went missing eight months ago

By Claire Williamson

Published 31/03/2016

Disappeared: Norman Galbraith
Disappeared: Norman Galbraith

Police will be conducting fresh searches this week in a bid to find a missing 66-year-old man who disappeared eight months ago.

Norman Galbraith was last seen at his home at Queens Avenue in Ballymoney on July 31, 2015.

He was wearing a navy fleece, navy tracksuit bottoms and black shoes at the time.

A wallet belonging to Mr Galbraith was found on the Burnquarter Road just outside Ballymoney a few days later.

The missing man is originally from the Castlerock area of Co Londonderry, and it is possible he was heading in that direction when he disappeared.

With the further searches scheduled to take place this week, police are keen to remind the public of Norman's last known movements and what he was wearing.

There have been no sightings of the missing man since he was last seen and his whereabouts remain a mystery.

Detective Sergeant Kelly Gallagher said: "This has been a very difficult time for the family and friends of Mr Galbraith. However, I know they are appreciative of the public's support over the last eight months.

"With further searches planned for this week, we want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of Norman's last known movements and what he was wearing. Even eight months on, this appeal might help jog someone's memory and we will follow up on any piece of information we receive.

"You can contact us on the non-emergency number 101. We are grateful to the Community Rescue Services for the ongoing efforts of their volunteers and we would once again remind landowners in the Ballymoney, Articlave and Coleraine areas to check sheds and outbuildings."

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