Tragic news as body is found: ‘We believe it is the missing teenager Noah Donohoe’ says PSNI

Noah Donohoe

Police investigating the disappearance of missing Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe have recovered a body.

In a statement a PSNI spokesperson said that police believe the body to be that of the missing 14-year-old.

The body was recovered in the north Belfast area just before 9.45am on Saturday.

“Officers believe it is the missing teenager Noah Donohoe and are continuing to provide support to his family at this very difficult time,” the spokesperson said.

“Enquiries are continuing and there are no further details at this stage.

“Please refrain from speculation as this is not helpful.”

Police statement.

 

It’s understood police will be holding a press conference later on Saturday to provide further details.

The St Malachy’s College pupil went missing last Sunday evening.

He failed to return to his south Belfast home after going out on his black Apollo mountain bike around 5.30pm that afternoon.

Police said Noah had cycled along Northwood Road, where he abandoned all his clothing before being spotted a short time later cycling while naked. Police believe he then dropped his bicycle and left the area on foot.

His green backpack containing a the 14-year-old’s laptop and a book was recovered on Friday, after his bicycle, helmet, training shoes, mobile phone and other items of clothing had already been found.

Noah’s disappearance led to widespread searches in north Belfast with police, rescue teams and the local community coming together to try and find the missing teenager.

A number of members of the public from Ballymena had travelled to Belfast to take part in the searches.

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