Published: 15/03/2018 16:42 - Updated: 15/03/2018 16:55

MP presses for answers on missing Inverness man Liam Colgan

Written byEmma Crichton

 

Liam Colgan
Liam Colgan went missing on a stag do in Hamburg.

THE leader of the House of Commons has promised to step in to help find missing Inverness man Liam Colgan after ministers failed to act.

Inverness MP Drew Hendry criticised the UK government for its lack of response to the case of the 29-year-old, who disappeared while on his brother's stag do in Hamburg last month.

Speaking in the Commons today Mr Hendry said he had still had no response since writing to ministers about Mr Colgan three weeks ago.

"The family is in trauma, shouldn’t ministers come to the House and explain this lack of urgency?" he asked.

Andrea Leadsom, leader of the House, pledged to put pressure on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which promotes the UK’s interests overseas.

An online fundraising campaign to help fund the search for Mr Colgan - or at worst bring his body home - has raised £15,000 so far.

More than £7500 was also raised through the "One for Liam" campaign last weekend, which allowed customers in a number of Inverness bars to donate the price of a drink to the campaign when they bought a round.

Donations can be made online at www.gofundme.com/help-find-liam-colgan

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