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Missing Person Danish police release photos of knives owned by missing Irish chef

Peter Burns (29), from Dunboyne, Co. Meath, went missing from Arhaus, Denmark in the early hours of Sunday 5th December after a night out with his colleagues.

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The work knives belonging to missing Peter Burns (East Jutland Police)

The work knives belonging to missing Peter Burns (East Jutland Police)

The work knives belonging to missing Peter Burns (East Jutland Police)

Danish police have released new images in the hopes of locating a missing Irish man who disappeared with a backpack full of knives.

Peter Burns (29), from Dunboyne, Co. Meath, went missing from Arhaus, Denmark in the early hours of Sunday 5th December after a night out with his colleagues.

Police say that Peter, who had been working as chef in a French bistro, was seen on CCTV shortly before 3am as he walked around with his heavy backpack on his back.

Since then, a witness has come forward and said that she believes she saw Peter sitting on a bench next to a lifebuoy near Arhaus’ docklands at approximately 3am. She believes that he was sitting bent over and with a large object between his legs - most likely his backpack.

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Missing Meath man Peter Burns (East Jutland Police)

Missing Meath man Peter Burns (East Jutland Police)

Missing Meath man Peter Burns (East Jutland Police)

Peter was wearing a khaki jacket, dark trousers, and New Balance runners at the time of his disappearance.

He is described as around 5'9" in height, of strong build and with short brown hair and a short brown/reddish full beard.

East Jutland Police have now circulated images of a number of knives he used in his workplace, one of which has his name engraved on it.

A spokesperson said: “We would like to hear from citizens who may have seen Peter's backpack, or who may have seen some of the knives, clothes or other belongings that have been in the black backpack.

“It is possible that Peter may have left his backpack somewhere around Aarhus. Peter worked as a cook and with him in the backpack he therefore probably had a white chef's jacket, a pair of black chef's trousers, a pair of black crocs shoes, one or more cookbooks in English, a large, heavy grindstone (for sharpening knives) and a series of special knives, one of which has his first name engraved on it.”

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