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The Trevor Deely search site has been cleared

Gardaí stopped searching at the site yesterday.

THE SITE OF a search in the investigation into missing Trevor Deely has been cleared.

Gardaí in Dublin yesterday ended the search at the site in Chapelizod after a number of weeks, saying they had not found anything that would assist them in locating Trevor.

Trevor went missing after attending a Christmas party on 8 December 2000, and was last spotted on CCTV footage which showed him crossing Baggot Street Bridge and walking towards Haddington Road in the city centre.

A cold-case review was begun by gardaí in December, which included swathes of evidence being gathered and witnesses re-interviewed.

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A fresh appeal was issued in April, with gardaí releasing digitally enhanced VHS footage taken on the night of Trevor’s disappearance.

Gardaí began a search at a site in Chapelizod in August.

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Tarpaulins that had been over railings were taken down today, with cameras and security lighting also gone and no Garda presence seen.

The covers had stretched around 100 metres and a temporary entrance for gardai had, until today, been covered with boarding. CCTV cameras and a floodlight that had been lit up every night have also been taken down.

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A large swathe of treeline and undergrowth has been removed during the search.

With reporting from Daragh Brophy

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