Irish man Lee McLaughlin found safe and well in France

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Lee McLaughlin
Lee McLaughlin

Ireland fan Lee McLaughlin has been found safe and well in Paris following a concerted appeal by his family to find the young Irish man who had gone missing while attending Euro 2016.

UPDATE (11:39)

Excellent news as Lee McLaughlin has thankfully been found safe and well.

Lee McLaughlin (20) from Inishowen, Co Donegal, hasn't been seen since yesterday morning at the Ibis Paris Montmartre hotel.

He was seen leaving the hotel on CCTV at around noon, failing to return afterwards.

His passport and belongings were left in his room.

His mobile phone was ringing out, however now is going to voicemail, suggesting the battery has died.

He was due to board an EasyJet flight for Luton yesterday evening to visit his sister who lives in London, however he did not check in.

Family member Rosemarie Fedder wrote on Facebook: "This is our brother Lee, he has been missing in Paris since this morning.

"He was last seen leaving Ibis Paris Montmartre at 12pm (6/14). He was not answering his phone and it is now off.

"This is very out of character for Lee. His flight home has already departed and he has not shown up to the airport.

"We are all very worried. Please please share my post and if anyone has seen him please contact any of his family ASAP."

Lee was attending the Euros with his father and nephew.

A team of eight gardai, led by Superintendent Gerry Delmar, who are based in Paris for the tournament were made aware of the missing person report last night. has learned that the officers are working with the Irish embassy in Paris, the FAI and French police to resolve the situation.

Superintendent Gerry Delmar told that they have concerns for the missing man.

He added: "We are liaising with the Irish embassy, the French police and working with the FAI to locate this missing person."

Anyone with information about Lee is asked to contact the Irish Embassy in Paris on their 24-7 service number 0033-1-44176780, or on twitter @IrlEmbParis