Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham has asked the public to stay focussed on the facts in the Cameron Reilly investigation and to assist Gardaí in whatever way they can. This follows false reports that Cameron’s phone had been found.
Cllr Cunningham said “It has NOT been found. I would ask that members of the public in the surrounding areas of Dunleer and further afield if necessary, to please remain vigilant and to check in and around their property, especially gardens, bins or skips, in case it has been thrown there. It is an Apple iPhone 8x with a green hard back cover although that may have been removed. Gardaí are very anxious to retrieve the phone.”
Cllr Cunningham also criticised a report in today’s Irish Mirror online in relation to the tragic case. He said “according to reports in the Irish Mirror, a ‘source’ told them that one of the groups that were present on Saturday night were ‘hardcore’ and ‘fancied themselves as republicans.’ This is a sinister attempt by that media outlet to use the case of Cameron Reilly to score some sort of political point and to further demonise those who happen to have a political goal that differs from theirs.”
Cllr Cunningham encouraged people to “ignore stories like this, this only serves to distract the public from the real issue which is to find out what happened to Cameron and to catch those responsible so they can be brought to justice and hopefully give his family some kind of peace of mind during this awful time.”
Cllr Cunningham also said “I would call on the Irish Mirror to hand over to the Gardaí, whatever information they have on this case, and they seem to have information that no-one else has.”
Councillors Pearse McGeough and Ruairí Ó Murchú attended a vigil held for Cameron along with Imelda Munster TD. “It was a very moving experience to see the outpouring of grief, disbelief and the support for the family. Dunleer was and is a great place to live and this awful tragedy in no way reflects the sense of community of the area.”
“I want to ask the public once again, if you know anything no matter how small or insignificant you think it is, please contact the Gardaí in Drogheda on 041-987 4200 or you can ring the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
“We need to find out what happened to this young man who had his whole life ahead of him. Any information you have could be vital to the investigation. Do not get distracted by those who seek to use this for their own ends. Let’s keep focussed on Cameron and justice.”