FAMILY and friends of missing Carndonagh man Barry Doherty have had their hopes dashed after a reported sighting in Scotland proved to be a false alarm.
However the family have praised the witness for coming forward. Barry, 25, has been missing for 10 days.
“There was a reported sighting of a ‘man matching Barry’s description’ in Paisley – at Gilmore St. Station the day before yesterday. I was super excited, and then disappointed when I saw the image – as it clearly wasn’t him,” said his sister Cathie.
“But – that disappointment is ok. I can handle it; what is good is that someone was looking at this man, and listening to his Irish accent and thinking – ‘that could be Barry. I might be able to help Barry’s family find him’.
“So thanks – whoever you were for that, for taking that initiative and reporting what you saw to the police. We’re still waiting to hear from them with regards the other reported sightings. There still haven’t been any confirmed sightings since Monday 15th.
“My mum and Uncle James arrived over from Ireland late last night – any my Aunt Anne and Cousin Eilish were over from Fife yesterday to help with the flyering and stickering. Dad and I were in at the Celtic grounds last night putting flyers on all the cars parked near the stadium.
“I’ll be bringing mum in to meet the officers working on Barry’s case today, and to show her around the area where Barry lives and works – this is her first time in Paisley – and I know the kindness that strangers have shown to my family will really touch her. We’ll be out and about with the flyers and stickers again – apologies to Renfrewshire council workers.”
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