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Police make specific fresh appeal for public help to find missing Norman Prentice

Appeal to help sheds and outbuildings

Police searching for missing Norman Prentice have tonight asked people living in Portadown to check sheds and outbuildings.

The 55-year-0ld, from Portadown, was reported missing on January 15 – but hasn’t been seen in 17 days.

His son John, daughter Maria, sister Eileen and father John joined Inspector Badger this week to make an emotional appeal on social media.

Tonight, they have asked people in Portadown very specifically to check again in case Norman has fallen or is taking shelter in an outbuilding.

Police have also passed on the family’s thanks to the public for their overwhelming response to their pleas for help to find the Portadown man.

The PSNI in Craigavon urged tonight: “We would now like to ask you for help in a significant new way in our search for Norman.

“It is possible that he is sleeping rough, has found a shed or outbuilding, or has fallen and is taking shelter in an alleyway or back garden.

“If you live in Portadown town centre, anywhere near the Bann towpath, up towards Garvaghy Road, Obins Street, Corcrain Road, West Street or anywhere in between, please check your property.

“Check sheds, alleyways, bin stores, garages, any small patches of waste ground at the rear of your property. If you have elderly neighbours, please call with them and offer to check the same for them.

“If you see anything you think could be relevant, phone 101 immediately. If you hear anything or have any information which could help us find Norman, get in touch straight away. The reference number is 312 of 15/01/18.

“We are determined to do all we can to bring Norman home to his family. We need your help in doing so.

“Please share this to get the message out far and wide.”

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