New Search for Philip Cairns

Date: 5/6/2009
It has been reported that a stretch of land in south Dublin is being searched by the Gardai as part of the investigation into the disappearance of schoolboy Philip Cairns in Rathfarnham almost 23 years ago.

The 13-year-old disappeared while walking back to school from his home in October 1986.

Detectives say the search follows new information received by the investigating team, but they stress this is just one of a number of lines of inquiry they are currently pursuing.

Sadly nothing was found.