Prayers offered for teen Amy's safe return
THE mother of missing Amy Fitzpatrick took part in a traditional Easter procession in Spain to pray for her safe return, writes Tom Worden.
Audrey Fitzpatrick and stepfather Dave Mahon were invited to take part in the historic Holy Thursday parade, attended by around 20,000 people in the city of Malaga on the Costa del Sol.
Audrey (41) said: "We made an offering to Christ of 18 red roses, because Amy is 18 years old.
"It was an opportunity for us to pray for Amy, and to ask others to pray for her as well. It was a very moving day."
Audrey and partner Dave, a 39-year-old estate agent, spent four hours at the parade, which is one of the most impressive Easter processions in Spain.
Amy, who is originally from Dublin, was 15 when she disappeared on January 1, 2008, as she walked home from a friend's house where she had been babysitting the night before.