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Police search for missing Tooting tattoo artist last seen in the summer of 1979

Detectives have renewed their appeals to trace a Tooting tattoo artist who has been missing for more than 36 years.

Thomas Gerry Redmond, who was born in 1953, and who was known to family and friends as Gerry, was last seen at his home address in Moyser Road, Tooting in the summer of 1979.

Police hunt for Tooting tattoo artist Thomas Gerry Redmond. Credit: Met Police

He was 26 years old at the time, although the exact date and circumstances of the last sighting is not known.

Gerry was single and worked as a tattooist at the Barry Louvaine tattoo shop on Garratt Lane in Earlsfield. A shop remains at the site, although it is now under new ownership.

He is a white, who would now be 62 years old.

Gerry's disappearance has been a tragic mystery to the family for well over 30 years.

People may have had information about Gerry which they were previously unwilling to share, but I would hope that given the passage of time - and the family's obvious desire to know what happened - anyone with information may now feel able to come forward.

The reason for Gerry's disappearance remains unknown and we retain an open mind, hence our appeal for information.

Anyone with information is asked to call PS Tony Rutland of Wandsworth police via 101 or the charity Missing People on 116000.

– Police Sergeant Tony Rutland

He had tattoos including an eagle, pirate and rose and the words 'Rob Tattoo' on his right forearm.

On his left forearm were tattoos of two birds, a rose, a horse's head and the words 'Gerry and Darren', the latter being a reference to his brother.

There have been previous appeals to trace Gerry, including a television appeal on Carlton TV's 'Missing' on 11 July 1995.