Body of missing teen (14) found in Laytown

The body of a fourteen year old boy has been found after he went missing from his home in Julianstown yesterday.

Bilal Tunkara's body was found in nearby Laytown today.

He was last seen in the seaside town wearing a black and white rugby style jersey and dark grey tracksuit bottoms.

It was believed he was travelling by bicycle.

Gardai made an appeal for information on the teen's whereabouts but later announced the search had been stood down after his body was discovered.

A Garda said spokesperson said:

“Following the discovery of a body in Laytown, Co. Meath this afternoon, Thursday, 11th August 2022, the search for missing person Bilal Tunkara has been stood down.”