Body found in England thought to be Irishman missing 20 years

Body found in England thought to be Irishman missing 20 years

Police in England believe they may have found the remains of an Irish man who disappeared there 20 years ago.

Hugh Toner from Newry, Co Down walked out of a hospital in 1994 dressed only in a vest and pyjama bottoms.

It is thought a body found on Saddleworth Moor in Yorkshire may be that of Mr Toner.

His son Sean has given a DNA sample to police as they try to identify the remains: “it’s hard to explain you know, you do feel very emotional about it.

“Part of you wants it to be him and part of you doesn’t.”


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