Derry man missing in Bangkok

Published Monday, 21 July 2014
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The family of a Londonderry man who has been living and working in Thailand say he has gone missing, having not heard from him for nearly two weeks.

Derry man missing in Bangkok
Missing Derry man Matthew Boyle hasn't been heard from in nearly a fortnight. (© Family photo)

Matthew Boyle, 37, moved to Bangkok nearly three years ago to work as a senior business analyst.

Last summer, he and a colleague bought a wine bar in the capital city called SIP Winebar - which Mr Boyle has since been running full-time.

According to his family, he usually keeps in regular contact with his parents and they would expect to hear from him two or three times a week.

However, his last contact with them was by phone on 8 July.

Since then, his parents have been unable to contact him by phone, text, email or Skype.

His family say that enquiries made in Bangkok by acquaintances and the Irish Consulate have "proved fruitless".

Mr Boyle's cousin Brian Melarkey told UTV: "We are looking to reach out to anyone who has contacts in Bangkok to help spread the word out there."

Mr Boyle, who is 5ft 8ins tall and of stocky build, had until recently been living in the Hotel Natural Ville in Langsuan Road, which is in the commercial/financial part of the city.

A spokesman for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs said: "We can confirm that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance, including through our Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Honorary Consul in Bangkok."

© UTV News
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