Police confirm body of missing man found in Newtownabbey

North Belfast man Robert Holmes had been missing for a week. Credit: Family photo

Police have confirmed that the body of missing north Belfast man Robert Holmes has been found in Newtownabbey.

The 42-year-old from Ballysillan had been missing for a week.

The discovery on Wednesday, in the Three Mile Water area, comes a day after Mr Holmes’ sister made an emotional appeal for help in finding the father-of-three.

Extensive searches had been made since his disappearance, with friends including the band Snow Patrol and comedian Jake O’Kane having added their voices to appeals to find the missing man.

Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious at this time.