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‘Next week it could be your son’

Kieran Quigley, uncle of the missing Galliagh teenager Andrew Quigley, pictured beside a lighted candle and rosary beads, left on a bench at the Foyle bridge, as the resumed search continued during low tide yesterday afternoon. DER0414JM011

Kieran Quigley, uncle of the missing Galliagh teenager Andrew Quigley, pictured beside a lighted candle and rosary beads, left on a bench at the Foyle bridge, as the resumed search continued during low tide yesterday afternoon. DER0414JM011

The devastated uncle of a Derry teenager who it’s feared has taken his own life has said something has to be doneto stop more young people “slipping through the net” of support services in the city.

Andy Quigley, 19, from Galliagh went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning. His coat and other personal effects were later found on the Foyle Bridge.

His family and friends and members of the community have been conducting searches along the banks of the Foyle and in the river since Saturday morning.

Andy’s uncle, Dee Quigley said he believed his nephew, who had a history of using drugs, had been let down by a lack of support services for drugs users needing a detox facility in the city.

“The resources are not there. This week it is our wee boy. Next week it could be your wee boy, your son, your daughter, your friend. We need to do something to stop letting our young people down.”

 

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