Belfast Telegraph

New PSNI appeal in search for lost man

By Chris Kilpatrick

The detective leading the search for a missing north coast man has urged anyone with any information they may have regarding his whereabouts to come forward.

A review of the inquiry is due to take place.

Yesterday police visited the scene of the last known sighting of Dean Patton in an attempt to jog people’s memories five weeks after he disappeared.

The 24-year-old from Portrush hasn’t been in contact with friends or family since Tuesday, July 24.

Cars were stopped in the centre of town yesterday afternoon and leaflets with information on Dean were handed out to motorists and pedestrians. Posters were also erected on shop fronts in the town.

Extensive land and sea searches have been carried out since Dean went missing.

Detective Inspector Sean Fitzpatrick told the Belfast Telegraph it is essential anyone who can assist the police comes forward.

“We are now at the review stage and will be going through the inquiry with a fresh set of eyes just making sure nothing has been missed,” he said.

“We want to be able to return Dean to his family and would urge anyone with any information to contact us,” he added.

DI Fitzpatrick said the last sighting of Dean was in a Nisa shop in Portrush. He appears on the store’s CCTV records the day before he was reported missing.

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