Belfast Telegraph

Dad's plea over son Martin Kelly missing since 2006

By Chris Kilpatrick

The father of a young man who went missing on a night out in Belfast nine years ago has said he believes there are people who know what happened to his son.

Martin Kelly (21) disappeared while out with friends on New Year's Day 2006 after watching a football match at Pat's Bar in Garmoyle Street. His friends left while he remained talking to others in the pub. The Holywood barman left around 7.10pm and hasn't been seen since.

Speaking ahead of the ninth anniversary of Martin's disappearance, his father Raymond urged two young women who said prayers for his son at a Holywood church in 2006 to come forward.

They told a parishioner they overheard two men in a bar saying they were "going to get" Martin, Mr Kelly said.

"I would appeal for them to come forward either to the family, police or clergy," Raymond said. "I would urge them to get in touch with somebody.

"I believe there are people who know something."

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