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Gardai appealing for man in footage with missing Trevor Deely to come forward

Trevor Deely
Trevor Deely

Gardaí are appealing for a man who has been spotted in enhanced security camera footage to come forward in the case of missing man Trevor Deely.

RTE News report that VHS footage of Mr Deely arriving at his workplace on a rainy evening in December, 2000 was sent to the UK for analysis.

Trevor was sharing an apartment in Serpentine Avenue in Ballsbridge at the time.

Trevor left Buck Whaley's nightclub in Leeson Street after a Christmas party and entered his workplace nearby at Bank of Ireland Asset Management at 3.30am.

Trevor was a member of the IT department of the bank and when he arrived he was "drowned wet", said fellow staff member Karl Pender who was working overnight in IT.

Trevor chatted with Karl, briefly logged onto his computer, then went for a coffee with Karl to the office canteen and chatted about the night's Christmas party. He picked up a big umbrella and left the building as the rain poured down.

Around 4am, Trevor called his close friend Glen Cullen and left a voice message telling him he was on his way home and he would talk to him tomorrow. He never reached his apartment.

Now, enhanced footage shows a man waiting outside the bank, apparently for Trevor before he arrived back at his workplace after the night out.

The man is standing on the corner and steps forward to speak to Mr Deely. At 3.30am, the man briefly speaks to Mr Deely before crossing the road and walking out of the footage.

The last CCTV footage of Mr Deely shows him walking down Haddington Road under a large umbrella.

Gardaí are now seeking identify and speak to the man waiting outside the office that night.

He has not yet come forward.

Gardai are also due to issue a new appeal and urge anyone with any information to contact them.

The family of Mr Deely has said this development has given them new hope.

Trevor's father Michael told RTE News; "It's still very hard to live with, it's a difficult time but any development like this does bring renewed hope."

Michael said while there "may be nothing in this, on the other hand this man has not come forward and he was one of the last people to speak to Trevor before he disappeared."

Anyone with information about Trevor’s disappearance is asked to contact Pearse Street Garda station on 01 6669000 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.