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Saturday 16 December 2017

Fears grow for safety of missing horse trainer

Breda Heffernan

Breda Heffernan

FEARS are growing for the safety of Irish horse trainer Owen Brennan who is missing from his home in England.

The 77-year-old (pictured, left) suffered a stroke three months ago and has memory loss. His wife Pat said her husband left their home on the outskirts of Derby shortly before 5pm on Monday and has not been seen since.

Police are carrying out searches for Mr Brennan near his home.

"Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety as he has memory loss and the weather is cold," said a police spokesperson.

Mr Brennan, originally from Castletown Geoghegan, Co Westmeath, has been living in England for more than 30 years and has trained over 300 winners, the most well-known of which are Strath Royal, Speaker Weatherill and Vulrory's Clown. He retired in 2009.

His wife, Pat, said: "I thought he'd be gone for 10 minutes, but he didn't come back and he didn't take his phone with him."

Irish Independent

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