Friday 19 January 2018

Wife of missing actor Gerry McCann makes emotional appeal for his return

Missing actor Gerry McCann
Missing actor Gerry McCann

The wife of missing man Gerry McCann has made an emotional plea for information on her husband’s whereabouts.

Andrea McCann said it was very out of character for her “friendly, chatty” husband to be out of contact with his family for so long.

“He is a very gentle and friendly man,” Andrea told Joe Duffy on Liveline.

“The way he is, you wouldn’t know he was suffering with anxiety. He enjoys people’s company.”

“If people see him, say hello and go up for a chat and he will hold on. Please don’t let him walk off. He is very engaging.”

She said she cannot be sure of the state her husband is in now after several days without a change of clothes or shower but said people do recognise him on the street from his acting career.

“He still gets recognised from his role as a carer in Fair City and he was one of the main family members in the film ‘Life’s A Breeze’,” she said.

“He has lost about four stone in the last year, he’s been exercising but he’s still gets stopped in the street.”

Gerry admitted himself to hospital as he was suffering from anxiety and stress. He was said to be handling his anxiety well and was in control of the situation.

“In this last year he’s been very busy and he’s been good at looking after himself,” she said. “He was aware of his anxiety and that’s the reason he wanted to go to the hospital to get help.

“This is totally out of the blue, he has never done anything like this before.”

Andrea said the last time she saw her husband was Wednesday night. The last she heard from him was a text message she received on the Thursday morning. His phone ran out of battery at 11am.

“He has nothing with him,” Andrea said.

“He had no transport, very little money, at the most twelve euro. He was smoking again so he had a packet of cigarettes with him.

“He was wearing a dark, grey coloured jumper, brown tanned trousers and brown boots.

“Just please keep an eye out around the Dublin area.”

The mum-of-two said they received information on two sightings of Gerry on the Dart train Sunday, but CCTV hasn’t confirmed the sightings of her husband.

“Everyone is doing fantastic work at the moment with posters and everything,” she said.

“But, unfortunately, we have nothing concrete.”

Andrea said above all Gerry is a family man.

“He is a friendly guy and a family man,” an emotional Andrea said.

“We have two young children, they’re five and six.

“We do everything as a family. This is very unusual for him to do something like this.”

Gardai are urging anyone with information to contact Blackrock garda station on 01 6665200, the garda confidential line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.

Mr McCann is described as approximately 5ft 9in tall, with greyish blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a charcoal grey jumper, brown trousers and brown shoes.

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