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Renewed appeal for missing man on his 30th birthday

Martin Kelly was last seen leaving a bar on New Year’s Day after watching a football match there with friends.

Image: PSNI

POLICE IN BELFAST are renewing their appeal for information about the disappearance of Martin Kelly who went missing in 2006. Today is his 30th birthday.

On New Year’s Day, 2006, he and his friends were in Pat’s Bar in Garmoyle Street to watch a football match.

His friends left and Kelly remained in the bar talking to other customers. He left at 7.10pm and has not been seen since.

The missing man is 6″1′ tall and of slim build with short dark hair. On the day he went missing he was wearing a black Guinness t-shirt and blue jeans.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Gillis, Crime Manager for south and east Belfast said police remain committed and determined to find out what happened to him and to bringing closure to his family.

He said detectives will continue to follow up all new lines of enquiry and any new information.

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(Image: PSNI)

“Police investigating Martin’s disappearance carried out searches on land and on the water and deployed the diving team and air support team in these searches,” he added. “We have also undertaken extensive enquiries but despite conducting a wide range of interviews and reviewing all available CCTV relating to the incident, Martin has not been located.”

Anyone with any information about the man’s disappearance can contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on 0845 600 800.

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