Northern Ireland

Martin Kelly: Appeal over 2006 new year's day disappearance

Martin Kelly Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Martin Kelly was last seen in a bar in the docks area of Belfast 10 years ago.

Police investigating the disappearance of a County Down man who went missing on new year's day 2006, are renewing an appeal for information.

Martin Kelly, 21, from Holywood, went missing after going with friends to Pat's Bar in Garmoyle Street in the docks area of Belfast.

After watching a football match, the friends left, but Mr Kelly remained in the bar talking to other customers. He left at about 19:10 GMT.

He has not been seen since.

Mr Kelly, is about 6ft 1in tall, of slim build with short dark hair. He was wearing a black Guinness t-shirt and blue jeans on the night he disappeared.

"Police investigating Martin's disappearance carried out searches on land and on the water and deployed the diving team and air support team in these searches," Det Ch Insp Gary Reid said.

"We have also undertaken extensive enquiries, but despite conducting a wide range of interviews and reviewing all available CCTV relating to the incident, Martin has not been located.

He added: "Police remain committed and determined to discovering what happened to Martin and to bringing closure to his family.

"Detectives will continue to follow up all new lines of enquiry and any new information."

Ch Insp Reid said anyone with information could contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on 101, the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or Missing People on 116 000.