Crimecall issue appeal for Carlow man missing since April 15

Tonight, RTÉ’s crimecall will make a public appeal for help finding John Coakley, who has been missing from Carlow Town for more than a month.

Airing tonight at 9.35pm, John’s father, John Snr, appealed to the public for information on his disappearance:

“I’m sure there is somebody out there who has seen or has a little bit of footage of him…just one piece of footage to let us know he was seen here last.”

For the past five weeks, John has been absent. He is described as having a slim build and standing about 6’1″. John had on a black gilet jacket and pants when he was last spotted.

John’s last known movements were captured on CCTV in the early hours of Saturday 15 April as he made his way through Tullow Street, Potato Market and onto Barrack Street.

He was last seen near Hanover Bus Station, Carlow Town at 2.55am.

An Garda Sochána, the army, the Civil Defence, and John’s friends and family have all searched the area.

No trace of John or his possible whereabouts has been found despite these searches.

John Snr is desperate to get information on his son:

“He’s my eldest child. He has a heart of gold…I just want an answer at this stage…it’s not like John to go for this length of time,” he told RTÉ.

Crimecall is appealing to anyone who may have seen John for their assistance.

Anyone with information on John’s whereabouts is asked to contact Gardaí in Carlow on 059 913 6620, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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