Danish police search for Irish man who went missing on way home
He was last seen on Saturday.
Police in Denmark are currently searching for an Irish man who went missing over the weekend on his way home.
29 year old Peter Burns was out socialising with a few work colleagues in central Aarhus on Saturday night when he left to walk home but has not been seen or heard from since.
East Jutland Police have issued a statement to confirm that Peter, originally from Dunboyne in Co. Meath, has been reported missing on Sunday evening.
He reportedly left a bar in Jægergårdsgade some time between midnight and 1am and has not been seen since, the statement read.
He is described as being around 1.8m tall with short brown hair and a short beard, and was last seen wearing a black winter jacket, dark jeans and had a backpack.
Police are also asking that businesses at Strøget and surrounding areas check their CCTV footage from the night he went missing.
Peter kan have taget flere ruter mod Aarhus Ø, hvor han pt. bor i en lejlighed. Vi har tegnet de mulige ruter ind på kortet. Butikker der har overvågningskameraer på ruterne opfordres til at tjekke dem igennem, så vi kan finde ud af, hvilken vej, Peter er gået #politidk pic.twitter.com/FbTjlNrpvK
— Østjyllands Politi (@OjylPoliti) December 6, 2021
A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson told RTÉ News: "The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the case and providing consular assistance."
Also speaking to RTÉ News, Ian Daly, who once worked with Peter at Dunboyne Castle and Sidewalk Catering has described the chef as someone who is "dedicated to his profession."
He said: "For Peter not to have turned up for work, that is the most worrying part. That is so out of character for him."
He went on to say that Peter had only been living in Denmark for around two months and had recently started a new job at a French bistro.
Ian and other friends of Peters have been making appeals online for anyone with information to come forward as it might help police with their investigation.