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Dashcam appeal as officers vow to ‘exhaust every avenue’ in search for missing teen

Police investigating the disappearance of a 15-year-old Newry boy have vowed to “exhaust every avenue” in their search.

John Paul Smyth (known as JP) was last seen in Warrenpoint on New Year’s Eve.

Police they are requesting drivers who may have been in Warrenpoint town centre or travelling along the dual carriageway leaving Warrenpoint in the direction of Newry during the early hours of Wednesday, January 1 from 3-4am with dashcam footage to please contact them on 101.

Police said they believe some drivers with dash cams in their vehicle may have footage which could potentially assist with their inquiries into missing teenager JP Smyth, who has not been seen since New Year’s Eve.

Inspector Frances McCullough said: “JP was last seen in Warrenpoint town centre at approximately 6.15 pm on Tuesday 31 December and we are appealing for anyone who has seen him since then to contact us.”

He is described as being tall and of a slim build with brown eyes and short brown hair.

When last seen JP was wearing a black puffa style jacket, beige tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

Inspector Frances McCullough continued: We are working with Community Search and Rescue in continuous efforts to locate JP and we will exhaust every avenue in order to bring him home safely.

“If anyone has any information about his current whereabouts or who thinks they may have seen him in the last few days please contact police on 101 quoting reference 1876 31/12/19.”

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