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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Weir (Local Democracy Reporter)

MEA Councillors observe minute’s silence at monthly meeting as tribute paid to Chloe Mitchell

The Braid town hall

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim paid tribute to murdered Ballymena woman 21-year-old Chloe Mitchell at this month’s meeting of the borough council on Monday evening.

Speaking at The Braid, first citizen Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna said:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Chloe Mitchell following last night’s (Sunday) devastating announcement regarding her disappearance.

“Their pain and suffering at this time is unimaginable. It is absolutely heartbreaking.

“I want to pay tribute to the police, Community Rescue Service and all of those within the local community for their tireless efforts to find Chloe throughout the past week.

“I urge anybody with any information regarding what is tragically now a murder investigation to share that information with the PSNI.

“As mayor, on behalf of the council, I would extend our sincere condolences to Chloe’s family and friends and our thoughts are with the entire family circle at this very difficult time.”

Ald Mulvenna then asked members to stand as a mark of respect to observe a minute’s silence.

A 26-year-old man from Ballymena has appeared in court charged with murdering Chloe Mitchell.

The disappearance of the 21-year-old at the beginning of June sparked extensive searches.

Police launched a murder inquiry on Sunday night after suspected human remains were found.


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