Body found in search for Noah Donohoe
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed that a body has been found in the search for missing teenager Noah Donohoe.
The 14-year-old had been missing from his home in South Belfast since 21 June, and the PSNI had confirmed that an eyewitness had seen him on Sunday evening falling from his bike and apparently sustaining a head injury.
It was then suggested by Chief Inspector Gavin Kirkpatrick that "We believe Noah got back on his bicycle, cycling into Northwood Road where he then abandons all his clothing, as he is seen a short time later cycling while naked. We believe Noah then dropped his bicycle and left the area on foot."
The behaviour was described by police and Noah's family as very out of character.
Police officers supported by air support unit, police dogs and our tactical support group had searched the area alongside community rescue service colleagues and local volunteers.
In a statement issued on Saturday afternoon (27 June), the PSNI said that a body had been found in North Belfast at 9.45am. They confirmed that they believe to be the body of Noah Donohoe, and that support is being provided to his family. The statement also confirmed that further enquiries are ongoing.
The PSNI further discouraged people from speculating as to the circumstances of the situation.
Update in the search for Noah Donohoe. pic.twitter.com/VNh9cC4SMj
— Police Service NI (@PoliceServiceNI) June 27, 2020