Brother of missing Liam Colgan pleads for him to get in touch
Hamburg police have used search dogs and circulated his picture online and to media outlets.
The brother of a missing man who disappeared on a stag weekend in Hamburg has begged for him to get in touch.
Liam Colgan, 29, from Inverness, vanished in the early hours of Saturday.
His brother Eammon spoke to BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme from the German city and pleaded with him to get in touch.
He said: “Please, please come home. Everyone misses you.
“You’re very much loved. I don’t know what happened to you, just please get in touch, find a way.”
Eamonn, 33, was supposed to be getting married in two weeks’ time.
His brother Liam had organised the trip to Hamburg and was in charge of all the arrangements.
The group arrived in the city on February 9 and went to the Reeperbahn area which is known for its nightlife.
The group, Eamonn said, had visited a few bars and had splintered and the last place they were in was called the Hamborger Viermaster.
He told the programme: “We thought Liam had left just a couple of minutes before us.
“When he wasn’t waiting for us outside, there was no reason to panic.
“He’d organised the whole trip so he’d researched the city and knew better than any of us how to get home.”
When Eamonn woke the next morning, his brother was not there.
He added: “That’s when panic set in. I was sharing a room with him.
“We looked in all the other rooms but there was no sign of him.”
After discovering Liam was missing, Eammon – a policeman himself – immediately contacted police in Hamburg who have since been in contact with hospitals and taxi companies, and have interviewed witnesses.
Search dogs have also been used with Liam’s picture circulated online and to media outlets.
A Facebook group has also been set up called Help Find Liam Colgan, and a video plea was made by Dundee United captain Willo Flood.
HELP | United fan Liam Colgan is missing in Hamburg, Germany. Please retweet this message from Club captain Willo Flood to raise awareness as we appeal for his safe return to his family. pic.twitter.com/Qx83Fmwq5G— Dundee United FC (@dundeeunitedfc) February 13, 2018
Police in Hamburg said on Wednesday they still hope to find Liam alive.
However Eamonn said until his family finds out what happened, the wedding will not be a priority.
He told the programme: “The wedding is not even a thought to me or my fiancee.
“It won’t be going ahead without Liam.”