Jack O’Sullivan: Mother of son lacking for weeks in Bristol ‘feels desperately sorry’ for Jay Slater’s household | EUROtoday

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The mom of a younger man who went lacking in Bristol has known as for renewed consideration on her son’s case amid the disappearance of Jay Slater.

Jack O’Sullivan, 23, was final seen greater than 17 weeks in the past after strolling house from an evening out with mates on 2 March, in a case mirroring that of Mr Slater, 19, who vanished within the early hours after partying in Tenerife.

Family and mates are trying to maintain Mr O’Sullivan’s story within the public eye by launching their very own web site, fundraising, and altering their Facebook profile photos to his lacking poster.

But as the times flip into lengthy sleepless nights, his mom Catherine O’Sullivan advised The Independent: “You just wonder what you have to do to keep Jack’s name out there. I just feel why isn’t Jack as important as anyone else?”

When requested about lacking Mr Slater, she stated: “I feel desperately sorry for any family going through what we have. I haven’t followed Jay Slater’s case, but I’ve seen the headlines.”

The 23-year-old pictured with his mother Catherine O’Sullivan
The 23-year-old pictured along with his mom Catherine O’Sullivan (Catherine O'Sullivan/Facebook)

She added: “Jack is a very determined, strong young man. He loves getting to the bottom of everything. If it was his brother who went missing he would be moving heaven and earth to do the same. So we owe this to Jack, as hard as it is.

“There are days where I can barely put one foot in front of the other but what do we do? It is down to us. It does feel very much just down to us.”

The household lodged a proper grievance with police after claiming essential CCTV proof within the disappearance of their son had been missed.

A possible sighting of Mr O’Sullivan in Bristol during the early hours of March 2
A potential sighting of Mr O’Sullivan in Bristol in the course of the early hours of March 2 (PA)

Ms O’Sullivan stated: “In the very first day of Jack not being home we raised the alert as fast as we could.

“We opened a missing person’s file at lunchtime, then we had a call from a senior policeman to tell us they had CCTV of Jack close to the water in the Hotwells area.

“They believe he had been to a party and had been there since 2.30am, and the likelihood was he had been drinking. Their opinion is he was so close to water that he must have fallen in.

“It was so matter of fact, the way he told us over the phone. He just said: the chances are you’re never going to see him again.

“We were completely shattered by this. We didn’t go to bed. We just lay on the sofa together and tried to make sense of what we have just been told.”

Ms O’Sullivan said “there are days where I can barely put one foot in front of the other”
Ms O’Sullivan stated “there are days where I can barely put one foot in front of the other” (Family Handout)

She stated it was solely when she acquired extra CCTV from the council that she reviewed it and noticed her son in a unique part at a unique time.

Ms O’Sullivan stated: “They just completely and utterly missed him. They didn’t find him on the footage for 12 weeks.

“I’ve been contacted by families all over the country in a similar situation – they say it’s a mirror of ours. They say there’s a golden 48 hours of securing evidence that you need to gather.”

Mr O’Sullivan’s brother even made a clone SIM card of his lacking telephone which the household despatched off to be forensically examined by an knowledgeable at their very own expense.

A second clip shows someone walking along the Bennett Way slip road on the northern side of the river at around 3.40am
A second clip exhibits somebody strolling alongside the Bennett Way slip street on the northern facet of the river at round 3.40am (Avon and Somerset Police)

Police say they’ve spoken to tons of of taxi drivers within the space Mr O’Sullivan was final seen, and have launched specialist searches involving drones, sniffer canine and diving squads.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson stated: “We’re continuing to seek further guidance and support from national experts, including an oceanographer, and we’ll be following any advice they offer.

“Sadly, despite the efforts carried out to date, we’ve been unable to find Jack. We fully recognise the distress and anguish this has had on Jack’s family and our thoughts remain very much with them. We’re determined to do all that we possibly can to find the answers they so desperately need. We’ll continue to keep them updated on any progress in our investigation.”

Mr O’Sullivan vanished on March 2
Mr O’Sullivan vanished on March 2 (Family Handout)

Ms O’Sullivan claimed she hasn’t been given a household liaison officer since Jack vanished, and stated police have diminished contact along with her to a weekly e mail replace.

The power stated the grievance is being assessed and the household will probably be up to date.

Mr O’Sullivan is white, roughly 5ft 10ins, of slim construct, with quick, brown hair. He was final seen sporting a inexperienced/brown quilted Barbour jacket, a beige woollen jumper, navy chinos, and brown footwear with a white sole.

Timeline of Jack O’Sullivan’s disappearance

01:00 AM: Mr O’Sullivan messaged his mother and father with plans to get a taxi.

03:17 AM: Last confirmed sighting of Mr O’Sullivan on CCTV strolling onto the grass space on the junction of Brunel Lock Way and Brunel Way

03:24 AM: Mr O’Sullivan tried to name a pal who was nonetheless on the celebration.

03:25 AM: Likely sighting of Mr O’Sullivan on the Plimsoll Bridge heading in the direction of Bristol metropolis centre.

03:30 AM: Friend known as again however the name was disconnected after Mr O’Sullivan stated “hello.”

03:39 AM: Mr O’Sullivan seen strolling alongside Bennett Way.

03:40 AM: Mr O’Sullivan seen on CCTV strolling up Bennett Way slip street heading in the direction of Hotwells.

05:00 AM: Mr O’Sullivan’s mother and father observed he wasn’t house.

05:40 AM: Mr O’Sullivan’s telephone positioned him at an deal with within the Granby Hill space.

06:44 AM: Mr O’Sullivan’s telephone remained energetic on the community till this time.

A map showing the route Mr O’Sullivan took, including the two possible sightings
A map displaying the route Mr O’Sullivan took, together with the 2 potential sightings (Google)

The public is urged to contact the household’s marketing campaign with any data on findjack23@gmail.com, or police on 101 or 999 quoting reference 5224055172.