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Body of missing Belfast man Robert Holmes found in Newtownabbey

Robert Holmes has been missing since last Wednesday
Robert Holmes has been missing since last Wednesday

The body of missing Belfast man Robert Holmes has been found in Newtownabbey.

The 42-year-old last seen in the Lakeview Avenue area of Newtownabbey shortly after 12.50pm on Wednesday,  October 17.

Police confirmed on Wednesday evening that a body recovered in the Three Mile Water area of Newtownabbey was Robert.

A string of other high-profile figures came forward asking for information after his disappearnace, including Belfast DJ and friend David Holmes, who wrote on Facebook: "If anyone sees this beautiful man please get in contact with the police ASAP.

"Robert, if you see this please come home! You are loved by so Many!"

Comedian Jake O'Kane posted on Twitter: "I know Robert, he's an absolute gentleman.

"My thoughts are with his family at this time and I hope he's home soon. If you've seen him please do contact the police."

The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

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