CCTV emerges of missing Liam Colgan in Hamburg


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The first confirmed sighting of Liam Colgan was an hour after he was last seen with the stag party

The family of a Scottish man – missing after a stag weekend in Germany – have released photos of the first confirmed sighting since his disappearance.

Liam Colgan, from Inverness, disappeared during a party in Hamburg for his brother Eamonn on 10 February.

CCTV images show Liam about an hour after the group had last seen him in the Veermaster Bar.

He was helped up some steps by a passerby at the G&J building in Baumwall after a fall.

Further unconfirmed sightings after this in the Buxtehude area are also being investigated.

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Liam was helped up some steps near the G&J building on the Saturday morning he disappeared

The Royal Mail worker’s family earlier revealed fears he may have been hurt and lost his memory.

They believe something may have happened to frighten the 29-year-old.

In a post on the Help Find Liam Colgan Facebook page, a family statement said: “We know that him leaving without letting any of us know is completely out of character for him.

“Liam is extremely close to his family and friends. As the best man, he planned his brother’s stag do meticulously and was very much looking forward to the wedding.

“He might have hurt himself, maybe sustained a head injury and could be suffering from memory loss. He is probably confused and probably feeling vulnerable and lonely.

“It is a possibility that something happened to him that scared him.

“We don’t know why he hasn’t tried to make contact or return to us, but we are certain that he would have, if he could.”

The family stressed that Liam does not speak any German.

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Family believe Liam may have been hurt and is now confused

And they are unsure if he is still wearing the same clothes or has obtained different clothing.

Releasing a new picture of the missing best man, the family stressed the importance of keeping up the momentum of the campaign to find Liam.

They said: “We are overwhelmed by the support we have experienced from the people of Hamburg, Buxtehude and back in the UK.”

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Eamonn Colgan’s wedding on 2 March is on hold as he leads the search for his brother in Hamburg

They said: “We feel we are making progress, especially due to your continuous support.

“Liam is very popular. He is a young man of 29, very gentle, who is a passionate musician and loves football, especially Dundee United.

“We miss him very much.”

‘Check outbuildings’

The message, which has been translated into German and which the family is encouraging people in Hamburg and the wider area to share, asked people to check their properties for Liam.

“We appeal to you to remain vigilant and to continue looking for him, not just in Buxtehude as it is possible he may have moved on from there.

“We also ask if anyone has any out buildings or disused sheds etc that they check these for any signs of Liam. There will likely be further searches organised throughout Hamburg.”

The Lucie Blackman Trust is helping the Colgan family manage their search and has launched an urgent appeal for information or CCTV.

The charity wants anyone with access to CCTV, video or photographs taken on the night of 10 February in the Baumwall area or Portuguese Quarter of Hamburg to get in touch.

Sightings can be reported to: German cell + 49176 65939791 or Lucie Blackman Trust on +441983 718802 or email

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