09/02/2015

Appeal Renewed Over Missing Tyrone Man

Police have renewed an appeal for information on the whereabouts of a County Down man eight years after he went missing.

Gerard Conway was last seen in the Cookstown area of County Tyrone at the end of January 2007. He was reported missing a short time later but no clues as to his whereabouts have been discovered.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Talbot, from Serious Crime Branch, said: "Gerard’s disappearance continues to cause heartache and uncertainty for his family who have to face each day without knowing where he is or what has happened to him. The passage of time has not eased this pain. We hope this renewed appeal will help them discover just what has taken place.

"Gerard was 32 when he went missing. He is 6 feet tall and of medium build. He had short, dark brown hair and blue eyes and has a scar running through his right eyebrow and another above his right eye.

"After he was reported missing on 13 February 2007, police made initial checks in and around Cookstown and extended these to the Republic and to England. We have CCTV footage of Gerard at a bank on January 25 and there were sightings by people who knew him in late January and early February. We are releasing two images of Gerard in the Bank of Ireland in Cookstown eight years ago in the hope that they might help the campaign."

The pictures are available to view on the PSNI website.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Incident Room on 028 3751 7390. Alternatively, people can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

(IT/CD)

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