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'We are very concerned': Appeal to trace man who left hospital in Portlaoise three months ago

Rafal Filipowicz left Portlaoise General Hospital at around 8.09am on 16 March and has not been seen since.

Rafal Filipowicz
Rafal Filipowicz
Image: Garda Press Office

CRIMESTOPPERS HAS TODAY launched an appeal for information in relation to the disappearance of a man in Portlaoise in March, as gardaí say they are “very concerned for his safety”.

30-year-old Rafal Filipowicz left Portlaoise General Hospital at around 8.09am on 16 March and has not been seen since.

He is 5’11″, with short brown receding hair. He has a tattoo on his right forearm.

When last seen he was wearing a red polo t-shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms and dark coloured runners.

He was last seen leaving Portlaoise General Hospital towards the Dublin Road.

Crimestoppers and gardaí are asking for people who know anything of relevance to this case to contact them.

Speaking today, Inspector Audrey Dormer of Carlow Garda Station said: “Rafal left Portlaoise General Hospital on 16 March and he has not bee seen since.

“He has not contacted anyone and we are very concerned for his safety. I would urge anyone with even the smallest piece of information which may seem insignificant to contact Crimestoppers.”

Crimestoppers chairman Tim Dalton added: “Members of the public can call Crimestoppers with information about any crime without leaving their name or personal details. The ability to give information anonymously can be an important incentive and could help solve a case and secure a conviction.”

Calls to Crimestoppers are completely anonymous and callers do not need to leave their name or address. Callers can claim a reward for information which significantly helps the investigation. Anybody with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25. 

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