Saturday 21 October 2017

'Please come forward... this is relentless' - Family of missing Trevor Deely appeal to 'man in black' on CCTV

The former bank on Haddington Road corner where Trevor Deely (inset) was last seen on CCTV
The former bank on Haddington Road corner where Trevor Deely (inset) was last seen on CCTV
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

THE family of missing Trevor Deely have appealed to the man filmed on CCTV speaking to him shortly before he vanished to come forward.

The bank worker vanished in 2000 on the night of his Christmas party.

Last week cold case gardai investigating the case revealed that modern forensic technology had enabled fresh enhancement of CCTV footage.

The footage revealed a man dressed in black, previously unknown to investigators, speaking to Trevor outside his workplace shortly before he vanished.

Trevor Deely
Trevor Deely

Speaking on Claire Byrne live on RTE One tonight, Trevor's sister Michelle Deely appealed for the man on the CCTV to come forward.

"It's difficult for us to watch. It's clearer image of someone who spoke to Trevor that night. It may mean nothing ,but it's another person who could come forward.

An enhanced CCTV image of a man who was filmed hurrying behind him Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
An enhanced CCTV image of a man who was filmed hurrying behind him Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

"There may be something in that snippet of conversation that could be helpful, we don't know."

Other footage shows a man walking behind Trevor shortly before be disappeared, however his family  don't necessarily believe this is the same person:

Michelle Deely, the sister of Trevor Deely, beside Baggot Street Bridge on Haddington Road in Dublin Photo: Gareth Chaney
Michelle Deely, the sister of Trevor Deely, beside Baggot Street Bridge on Haddington Road in Dublin Photo: Gareth Chaney

"They can't conclusively confirm it's the same person, it may be it may not be. There is no definite line of inquiry or theory that we have or the guards have."

She also said that no information 'of substance' that has been withheld from the public that could explain his disappearance.

"We get asked a lot of different things. There's an awful lot talked about Trevor, and people talk about things that may be withheld. There's nothing of subtance withheld.

"We all miss him terribly. It placed a massive strain, particularly on our parents."

She praised the cold case gardai who continue to work on her brother's case.

"We have a great line of communication with gardai and we've a great team. For us as a family they've dealt with this with a really humane perspective."

She also appealed directly to the man on the newly enhanced CCTV to come forward:

"Please come forward, please. This is relentless, it's not going to go away until we find Trevor."

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.

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