Wednesday 21 March 2018

Suspect quizzed by gardai over fate of missing man

Aine de Paor

DETECTIVES investigating a man's disappearance have quizzed a 27-year-old on suspicion of falsely imprisoning him.

Frank Green (48) was last seen in Limerick almost two months ago. On Thursday night, a man was arrested not far from the missing man's Hartstonge Street flat.

He was questioned about Mr Green's disappearance but was released on Friday night without charge. A file is now being prepared for the DPP.

Yesterday, Mr Green's elderly father, Patrick, said: "We have no idea what happened to him."

A popular local figure, Mr Green, who is also known as Francie, lived alone and was unemployed. His sudden disappearance sparked a major garda investigation.

He was last seen near his city-centre basement flat on Saturday November 28 between 7pm and 9pm.

Following his disappearance, gardai conducted house-to-house inquiries and the Shannon Coast Guard was drafted in to help, but no trace of the missing man has been discovered.

Mr Green is described as being 5ft 8in tall, of slight build, and with brown, receding hair. When last seen, he was wearing light jeans, a dark sports jacket and white runners.

Gardai have appealed for anyone with information about him to contact them at Henry Street station on 061-212400.

Irish Independent

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