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Have you seen missing 53-year-old Joe Stephens? [Updated]

The Galway man has not been seen since he visited a friend in Co Offaly eight days ago.

Updated, 17:16

GARDAÍ in County Galway have issued a public appeal for assistance in tracing a 53-year-old man who has not been seen for eight days.

Joe Stephens from Oranmore was last seen on Tuesday the 17th, when he visited a friend in Ferbane, Co Offaly.

When last seen he was driving a navy-coloured Renault Megane hatchback, which is described as having a large rear spoiler and a very loud exhaust. Its registration number is 99-G-7935.

He is described as being 5’4″ in height and of stocky build. He has sallow skin, blue eyes, and short brown hair which is balding at the front.

When last seen he was wearing a navy polo shirt, blue jeans and a red-black outdoor jacket. He was also wearing a gold ring on his right hand, and a gold necklace.

Anyone with information on Joe’s whereabouts is asked to contact Gardaí in Oranmore at 091 388030, in Galway at 091 538000, or the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111.

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