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Ex-MP McCrea hopes car in river will solve mystery of James Patterson, missing since 1991

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The car is recovered from River Bann at weekend

The car is recovered from River Bann at weekend

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

James Patterson

James Patterson

Former MP for area William McCrea

Former MP for area William McCrea

The car is recovered from River Bann at weekend

For 29 years the mystery surrounding the disappearance of James Patterson has hung over the Co Londonderry village of Tobermore.

Last seen on October 6, 1991, the 54-year-old had visited a friend in the Mid Ulster Hospital in Magherafelt before vanishing without trace.

Tobermore is a place that never forgets its own.