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'It's been awful for the family': Gardaí release CCTV footage of Jón Jónsson's last seen movements

He has been missing from Dublin since 9 February.

Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube

GARDAÍ HAVE RELEASED CCTV footage of the last seen movements of Jón Jónsson, an Icelandic man who has been missing from Dublin since 9 February.

The 41-year-old arrived in Ireland to attend a poker tournament with his fiancée on 8 February.

download Jón Jónsson Source: Garda Press Office

He was last seen at around 11am on Saturday 9 February near the Bonnington Hotel in Whitehall, where he had been staying.

He walked onto the Swords Road in a northbound direction, passing McGettigan’s pub. He was last seen in the Highfield area. 

hotel Jón Jónsson leaving the hotel. Source: Crimecall/CCTV

Several members of Jón’s family have travelled from Iceland to Ireland to step up efforts to find him.

The CCTV footage was shown on RTÉ’s Crimecall tonight. Jón’s brothers David and Daniel appealed for information on the programme.

David said his brother’s disappearance is “extremely strange” and “very much out of character for Jón”, whom he described as “a family man”.

jon2 Jón Jónsson after leaving the hotel. Source: Crimecall/CCTV

“It’s been awful for the whole family … it’s been really hard but we’re trying our best to get through it,” he said, thanking members of the public for their “overwhelming” support.

Last week David told TheJournal.ie the family were finding “strength in staying together and comforting each other and trying to stay positive”.

Dashcam footage 

Daniel told Crimecall Jón’s four children are very worried, adding that his brother is “the glue in the family, everybody who has older brothers knows what I’m talking about”. 

Jón is described as being 6 foot tall, of medium build, with short brown hair. He was wearing a black padded jacket when he went missing, and has a distinctive tattoo on his left arm. 

Jon-Jonsson-missing-man Jón has a distinctive tattoo on his left arm. Source: Garda Press Office

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information – in particular casino owners, or taxi drivers or others who may have relevant dashcam footage – to come forward.

Anyone with any information has been asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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