‘They Were Not Taken Seriously Because Mr O’Sullivan Is Irish’



[Donie O’Sullivan]

Police have defended criticism they did not take the disappearance of Irishman Donal O’Sullivan seriously after he was found close to where he went missing in Bondi Junction five days ago.
Mr O’Sullivan’s disappearance sparked a large search with about 100 people, mainly friends and members of the Irish community, scouring Sydney’s eastern suburbs for him.
[On Wednesday night, he was discovered by a caretaker in the stairwell of a commercial building and he remains in a serious condition in hospital with head and back injuries] .
Paramedics were called and he was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he remains in a serious condition with head and back injuries.
…But Mr O’Sullivan’s family has been critical of police, saying they were not taken seriously because Mr O’Sullivan is Irish. Eastern Suburbs Crime Manager Ana Loughman said she was satisfied police conducted a thorough search.
“When I reviewed the report and have actually looked at what work went into finding Mr O’Sullivan, I’m confident in saying that we did everything we could under the circumstances,” she said.

Sydney police reject family claims they did not take Irishman Donal O’Sullivan’s disappearance seriously (ABC)

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