As a new day begins the search for missing schoolboy, 14 year old Noah Donohoe, continues in Belfast with a renewed appeal for people to check their properties.
Noah went missing from his home on Sunday evening at approximately 5:30pm and was last spotted just over thirty minutes later following a number of sightings.
- Left his home at approximately 5:30pm on his bike;
- Noah was then spotted on Ormeau Avenue at 5:45pm;
- Another sighting of Noah was reported on Royal Avenue heading towards York Street;
- At 5:57pm he was seen again on North Queen Street heading towards the Limestone Road.
- An eye witness believes they saw Noah fall from is bike possibly sustaining a head injury, around North Queen Street/York Street;
- Noah is then believed to have gotten back onto his bicycle, heading in the direction of Northwood Road where he then abandons all his clothing, and is seen a short time later cycling while naked;
- Noah then dropped his bicycle and left the area on foot with the final sighting of Him before he disappears, at approximately 6:11pm.
At a press briefing yesterday Superintendent Muir Clark was joined by Noah’s Mother Fiona and his two aunts, to provide an update.
Thanking the volunteers who had come out to search for the young teenager over the last few days, the Superintendent took the opportunity to issue the public with a ‘specific request’.
“I really need people to check their own property. We are looking for a young, slim 14 year old boy. Check your gardens, sheds and outbuildings for any sign of Noah. If you have a car or caravan that hasn’t been used in a while sitting on your driveway, please check.
“We need help from the public to find him. If you have any information please contact police immediately on 101 quoting reference number 1619 of 21/06/20.”
Yesterday evening an additional statement was issued with support from the family and PSNI. It asked that the public ‘step back’ from the searches, reading;
“Following conversations with the PSNI and Rescue Service we are respectfully asking Community Volunteers to step back unless otherwise instructed. This position has been fully endorsed by the family.”
Concluding, the statement thanked those what had helped in the search to date:
“On behalf of the family we want to thank you all for your selfless efforts in the search for Noah Donohoe. It has been a true reflection of our community spirit.”
Searches with continue this morning and throughout the day, with PSNI officers and volunteers from the Community Rescue Service (CRS) taking the lead.