Appeal issued by gardaí over missing man

Monday 21 January 2013 07.34
Philip O'Toole has been missing since 7 January
Philip O'Toole has been missing since 7 January

Gardaí in Bray have said they are very concerned for the safety of a father-of-one who has been missing for the past two weeks.

Detectives in Wicklow suspect Philip O'Toole could have been killed.

The 32-year-old was shot in the stomach two years ago but refused to co-operate with the garda investigation.

Mr O'Toole has not been seen or heard from since he last spoke to his partner on 7 January and drove off in his BMW car.

It was found parked the following day on Dargle Road in Bray.

Mr O'Toole is known to gardaí, having had 37 criminal convictions, including serving a four-year prison sentence in 2008 after he was caught with a sawn-off shotgun.

Gardaí are to issue a public appeal for information at Bray Garda Station tomorrow morning.