Police in Downpatrick, County Down, investigating long term missing person Sean Ryan are renewing their appeal for information on the approach to the tenth anniversary of his disappearance.

Last Seen

Sean, from Ardmore Avenue in Downpatrick, would now be 27 years old and was last seen by his family at around 9:00am on the morning of Tuesday 1 September 1998. It is believed he may have later made his way to Belfast where he boarded a bus to Galway.

Incident Details

Police are aware of a further two confirmed sightings of Sean in the Doolin area of Co Clare, on Saturday 5 September 1998 however there have been no other confirmed sightings reported since.

Despite extensive enquiries being carried out at the time of Sean’s disappearance his whereabouts remain unknown. With the 10th anniversary of his disappearance police and his family are renewing their appeal for information or indeed for Sean to contact them to let them know he is alive and well.

Police at Downpatrick are appealing for anyone who believes they may have information about Sean, his disappearance or his whereabouts to come forward. Police can be contacted on 101 Non Emergency Number. Alternatively if anyone has any information about Sean they can call the confidential 24 hour charity Missing People on Freefone 0500 700 700 or email seensomeone@missingpeople.org.uk. From the Republic of Ireland call 00 44 208 392 4545.

A photograph of Sean taken around the time of his disappearance and an age progression photograph of how he may look today has been produced by MISSING PEOPLE and can be forwarded on their behalf upon request to the police press office. For further information please go to the MISSING PEOPLE website at www.missingpeople.org.uk