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Help Find Liam Colgan

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Raised by 534 people in 17 months
Created February 12, 2018
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on behalf of Eamonn Colgan
Liam Colgan is missing in Hamburg - please help to find him!

Scottish National, Liam Colgan (aged 29) was last seen at 1:30 am in the early hours of Saturday morning (10th February 2018) in the Reeperbahn in the Hamborger Veermaster bar.

Liam, is the best man for his brother Eamonn Colgan and was responsible for organising the Stag Do to Hamburg, Germany. Eamonn is due to marry his fiancé Susan in 3 weeks time back in Scotland so we are launching an urgent appeal to find Liam.

His family and friends are deeply concerned for his safety as this is very out of character.

Four members of family have stayed in Hamburg to continue the search for Liam and this page has been set up to help towards the costs of this as already these will be mounting.
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Update 10.04.18

Es sind nun 2 Monate vergangen, seitdem Liam mit seinen Freunden und Familie ausgegangen ist und zum Ende des Abends spurlos verschwand. Seither läuft eine großflächige Suche durch Familie, Freunde und freiwillige Helfer. Eine Suche, wie es sie laut deutscher Polizei vorher noch nicht gegeben hat. Die Helfer sind sich sicher, dass Liam Hilfe braucht um nach Hause zu finden.

Am vergangenen Donnerstag gab es wieder Grund zur Hoffnung durch zwei glaubwürdige Meldungen einer Sichtung im Bereich Reeperbahn und Altona. Aufgrund dieser Sichtungen kehren Liam’s Bruder Eamonn und seine Verlobte Susan diese Woche wieder nach Hamburg zurück. Bei einer dieser Sichtungen wurde ein Bild gemacht. Auch wenn eine Identifizierung auf dem Bild nicht eindeutig möglich ist, hat es Liam’s Familie dennoch dazu bewegt, wieder nach Hamburg zu reisen. Es gibt gewisse Ähnlichkeiten und Eamonn möchte dem genauer nachgehen. Es muss auch bedacht werden, dass Liam nun seit 2 Monaten vermisst wird und seine Erscheinung wird sich in der Zeit verändert haben.

Wir glauben immer noch, dass Liam sich eine Kopfverletzung zugezogen hat und verwirrt ist. Wir bitten jeden, der meint ihn zu sehen, zu versuchen ihn anzusprechen, falls möglich ein Foto zu machen und umgehend telefonisch die Polizei in Hamburg unter 040 4289 56789 oder über 110 anzurufen, sowie uns über die Facebookseite zu kontaktieren, damit wir es nachverfolgen können. Jede Information, bezüglich Aufenthaltsort, sowie Routinen zur Essenbeschaffung oder Schlafplätzen, die man durch ein Gespräch erfragen kann, sind extrem hilfreich und könnten uns zum Durchbruch in der Suche nach Liam helfen.

Bezüglich spekulativer Medienberichten von gestern (09.04.2018) können wir bestätigen, dass es sich bei dem Mann, der aus einem Fluss in Wandsbek geborgen wurde, nicht um Liam handelt. Unser Beileid und aufrichtiges Mitgefühl gilt den Angehörigen des Verstorbenen.

Es gibt diverse Möglichkeiten, wie Sie uns bei der Suche nach Liam unterstützen können. Machen Sie sich mit Liam’s Erscheinung vertraut (siehe Facebook und findliamcolgan.com für Fotos). Sie können sich an der Flyerkampagne beteiligen und diese ausdrucken und in Ihrer Umgebung aufhängen. Wir sind für jede Spende dankbar, die der Familie bei den laufenden Kosten der Suche unterstützen. ‘Go Fund Me’ page (search help find Liam Colgan) Bitte sprechen Sie weiter über Liam, weisen Sie andere auf sein Verschwinden hin und teilen unsere Hoffnung auf eine baldige positive Entwicklung.

Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung.

Update 10.04.2018

It has now been two months since our good friend Liam disappeared towards the end of a night out in Hamburg. Since that time a wide ranging search, described as ‘unprecedented’ by the German Police, has been undertaken by family, friends, supporters and local police with the belief that Liam needs help to find his way home.

On Thursday last week our hope for a positive outcome was renewed due to two credible sightings being reported in Altona and at the Reeperbahn. On the strength of these sightings Liam’s brother Eamonn and his partner Susan will return to Hamburg this week to give fresh impetus to the search. One of the sightings provided us with a photograph which, whilst not conclusive, was the decisive factor for Liam’s family to make this trip. Whilst we are not overly optimistic regarding the photo we have received we feel there are similar characteristics between the male in the photo and Liam that need to be investigated. We must also consider that Liam has been missing two months now and his appearance will have changed.

Our assumption is still that Liam may have suffered a head injury and is unaware of who he is. We ask that anyone who thinks they have spotted Liam to try to speak to him, take a photo (if safe to do so) and immediately report your sighting to Hamburg Police by telephone on 040 4289 56789 or 110 and to our Facebook page so that we can follow it up. If any information can be gathered through conversation with him about his current habitual movements, including sleeping and eating arrangements, this could be vital in helping us make the breakthrough to find Liam.

In response to speculative media reports in Germany yesterday (09.04.2018) we can confirm that the body recovered from the river in Wandsbek was not Liam. We send our heartfelt condolences to the deceased’s family.

There are a number of ways you can assist with the search for Liam. Please become familiar with Liam’s appearance and look out for him in the streets (see Facebook and findliamcolgan.com for photos). You can contribute to our poster campaign by printing and hanging up posters in your neighbourhood. We are also very grateful for financial donations through the ‘Go Fund Me’ page (search help find Liam Colgan) to help the family with ongoing costs. Please continue to keep Liam in your conversations to make more people aware of his disappearance and share our hope for positive news soon.

We thank you for your support.
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Liam Colgan is missing in Germany - please help to find him!

Scottish National, Liam Colgan (aged 29) was last seen at 2:30 am in the early hours of Saturday 10th February in Hamburg. Since then a huge effort has been made by the citizens of Hamburg and the local Police to locate him. Despite some reported sightings of Liam around the Hamburg area it is now believed that he could be anywhere in Germany. CCTV footage from the time of his disappearance shows that is possible that Liam could have suffered a head injury and therefore may be confused. We desperately need your assistance to help us find Liam and bring him home safely.

We believe that it could be possible for him to be in one of the cities he has visited before. He could be travelling around in the hope of getting home. Whatever the situation we know he needs our help. He does not have his passport and seemingly does not have access to a phone or money.

We kindly ask that you like and share this page throughout Germany, spread the word through conversation and if you can please print off our poster and display it in your local neighbourhood to spread awareness.

If you see him then please try and help him. Call the police to report it immediately and contact his support group through our Facebook page to let us know so that we can assist.

Thanks for taking the time to help us. We are certain that he is out there and that he can be brought home safely.
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Wir möchten uns bei allen Beteiligten des ‘One For Liam’ Fundraisers bedanken.
Die Beteiligung war großartig und der Erlös wird für die Suche nach Liam genutzt.
Herzlichen Dank an alle teilnehmenden Pubs und die großzügigen Spender.

Eamonn und seine Verlobte Susan sind zurzeit in Hamburg, wo Sie sich mit Pressevertretern treffen, um die Suche nach Liam zu besprechen und in den Medien relevant zu halten.

Es wurde uns mitgeteilt, dass die Telegram Gruppe geschlossen wurde.
Wir möchten betonen, dass diese Gruppe von freiwilligen Helfern in Hamburg und Buxtehude ins Leben gerufen und organisiert wurde.
Wir waren in Kontakt mit den Admins der Gruppe, hatten aber keinen Einfluss auf die Organisation.
Wir sind außerordentlich dankbar für die Hilfe, die wir durch diese Gruppe erfahren haben und hatten leider keine Gelegenheit die Schließung der Gruppe zu beeinflussen.
Wir freuen uns über jedes Mitglied der Gruppe, die uns auch weiterhin unterstützen wollen und stellen gerne den Kontakt zu anderen Helfern her.

In der letzten Woche hat Eamonn mit Vertretern der Presse gesprochen. Einen Auszug davon kann man hier finden.

Wir möchten betonen, dass die Suche nach Liam weitergeht. Wir bekommen noch immer Hinweise und sind sicher, dass Liam darauf wartet, gefunden zu werden.
Daher bitten wir alle nach wie vor aufmerksam zu sein und diese Seite und Liam’s Geschichte weiterhin zu teilen.
Sollten Sie Liam sehen, bitte sprechen Sie ihn an, oder versuchen Sie ein Foto zu machen, damit wir die Information verifizieren können, und kontaktiere sofort die Polizei.

Wir bedanken uns von ganzem Herzen für Ihre Unterstützung!

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We would like to thank everyone that was involved with the ‘One for Liam’ fundraiser over the weekend. The response we received was fantastic and all donations will be used to immediately help in the search for Liam. Thank you to all pubs that agreed to participate and everyone that kindly donated.

At the moment, Eamonn is back in Hamburg with his fiancé, Susan. They expect to be extremely busy meeting with the police and raising awareness through local and national media. The search for Liam is still very much ongoing.

We understand that the Telegram group has recently been closed. We would like to make it clear that this group was started and run by local volunteers in Hamburg. Although we were in regular contact with the admins, the Telegram group was not run by Liam's family and friends. We are extremely grateful for all the work the group achieved and had no say in its shutting down. We truly hope we can still rely on the support of those disappointed by the closing down of this group.

Back in Scotland last week, Eamonn completed a number of media duties. Some of these can be seen below.

We reiterate, the search for Liam is still very much ongoing. There are still sightings coming in and we firmly believe he is waiting to be found. We therefore continue to ask everyone to remain vigilant and to keep sharing the story. If you think see Liam, try to engage with him or take a photo so we can verify this, and contact the police immediately.

We sincerely thank you all for your continued support.
#FindLiam
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The group would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in initiating and organising yesterday’s delivery of 300,000 leaflets throughout Hamburg.
This work would not have been possible without the tireless work of a group of local volunteers, organised through their Telegram group ( https://t.me/joinchat/ET3BvknUEmTmiEEWcAe60A). They were able to find a supplier to kindly donate the necessary paper, arranged the printing of the leaflets as well as the collection and delivery of these to Deutsche Post using their own vehicles. They also assisted us in selecting the distribution areas. The work that this group continues to do is beyond anything we could have ever expected.
We must also thank all Deutsche Post in Hamburg for agreeing to such an epic challenge. We understand the added effort this created to everyone’s already busy workload and everyone involved in the search for Liam is hugely appreciative of this.
The success of this effort has maximised the exposure of Liam’s disappearance throughout Hamburg. On top of this, the subsequent increased media coverage has further raised awareness. We believe all this work has taken us a step closer to finding Liam.
We cannot thank everyone involved enough, the response of the people of Hamburg to Liam’s disappearance has been completely overwhelming and gives us real hope of finding him soon.
Again, we ask everyone to remain vigilant throughout Hamburg. Please report any sightings to the police immediately on 040 4286 56789 or 110 and also contact the Facebook page through the messaging function.
If you don’t speak English, the messages are monitored by English and German speakers

PayPal is also available now- niente_eamonn@hotmail.com

https://m.facebook.com/findliam/
Twitter @FindLiam1
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Raised by 534 people in 17 months
Created February 12, 2018
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