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Despite possible sightings no ‘positive’ news on missing man

The 55-year-old hasn't been seen since last week

Missing man Norman Prentice

Concerns are continuing to grow for the whereabouts a man missing from the Portadown area almost a week.

Norman Prentice, 55, would be well-known in the area and would, on the odd occasion, sleep outdoors, according to police.

However, despite a concerted effort to help locate Mr Prentice, officers say there has been no positive news.

And concerns are growing for his well-being given the nature of the weather over the last 48 hours.

Earlier this week, a police spokesperson, said: “Although we don’t know what he was last seen wearing, his usual attire would be jeans or work type trousers, black shoes, and a dark heavy jacket.

“He is about 5’8 and would generally be well known in the local area.

“Norman would on the odd occasion sleep outdoors but his friends and neighbours have become concerned as they haven’t seen him in a few days.

“The weather is getting very cold and we’d like to make sure he’s ok. Norman is not in any bother at all, we just need to make sure he’s ok.”

That particular appeal resulted in a number of calls and possible sightings that have been followed up by the investigation team, however, “nothing has turned out positive and our investigation continues” police confirmed.

“Given the poor weather spell we are increasingly concerned for Norman and we issue our appeal for assistance again. If you haven’t already, please share our appeal in an attempt to spread the word as far as possible.

“If you have seen him or can help us please call us quoting ref 312 15/01/18.

“Thanks for your on-going assistance.”

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