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ATM records give hope to missing Sonia's family

FRIENDS of missing Sonia Dowling have set-up a Facebook page in Dutch after Sonia's bank card was used in Holland.

The creators of the Facebook page, designed to track down the missing woman, have claimed that CCTV footage from the ATM strongly suggests that it's Sonia.

They say that the information provided from the page comes from the gardai or directly from Sonia's mother.

Gardai are believed to have been in touch with their Dutch counterparts and are continuing to treat Sonia's disappearance as a missing person's case.

The Dutch version of the Facebook appeal was set up by a Dutch national who has joined the campaign to find Sonia Dowling (24).

A contributor to the site wrote on the page's wall that "I have just gotten word that Sonia has been found and is safe.

"I do not know the details of the circumstances and to be honest it doesn't matter. She is safe.



Spreading

"Please do not post asking questions as I know no more than this. Thank you to all who joined and for spreading the word."

After this message was posted a large number of visitors to the page claimed that they had received messages that Sonia has been seen alive and well in Holland.

Sonia has been missing from her home in Clondalkin since June 26.

The Facebook page was set up last Tuesday and now has 6,000 members who are all desperate to find the missing woman.

Sonia is a popular girl and talented singer who attended Clonburris National School and Colaiste Bride, Clondalkin.

Messages continue to be posted on the Facebook page pleading with Sonia to get in touch with her family to let them know she's safe.

"Sonia if you read this, I ask you to let your dad or mum know you are safe, it would just take a minute to text or call to ease their pain," one poster wrote.

"You don't have to say where you are until you're ready, there is nothing that can't be worked out, the first step must be yours.



Prayers

"Sonia, know your family love you and everyone wants you to be happy, we'll keep you in our prayers."

Sonia is described as being 5ft 6in, of slight build, with black hair and blue eyes.

She also has a very distinctive tattoo on her right forearm which may assist members of the public in identifying her.

The quote is from the book 'The Prophet' by the Lebanese- American poet and artist Khalil Gibran.

It says: "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clondalkin Garda Station 6667600, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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