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Friday, April 23, 2021

Rumours about Noah’s Donohoe disappearance ‘distressing’
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Rumours surround the circumstances in the disappearance of teenager Noah Donohoe have been called ‘distressing’ by Superintendent Muir Clarke during a press briefing this afternoon.

A specialist police search and rescue team, who were continuing to search a storm drain complex, recovered the body of a young male in the North Belfast area just before 9.45am today (27 June).

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Superintendent Muir Clark said: “While we have no official identification, we believe it is the missing teenager Noah Donohoe.

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“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Noah’s family and we are continuing to provide support to them at this very difficult and heat-breaking time.

“It is disappointing that I again need to comment about people circulating a number rumours about Noah’s disappearance which are completely without foundation. This type of commentary and rumour is distressing for Noah’s family and unhelpful.

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“An investigation into the circumstances of Noah’s disappearance is continuing, but there is no evidence to suggest foul play.

“Again, I would like to thank everyone who helped conduct and participate in the searches to find Noah.

“I also want to thank everyone who contacted police with information.”

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