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North Wales police

Catherine Gowing: Police seek help tracing movements of suspect's car

North Wales Police are looking to trace the movements a car used by Clive Sharpe in the three days after Catherine’s disappearance.

POLICE IN WALES investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of Irish vet Catherine Gowing have appealed to the Welsh public for help in tracing the movements of the car belonging to the prime suspect in the case.

North Wales Police believe tracing the movement of the black Volvo S40 belonging to Clive Sharpe, the man who has been charged with Catherine’s murder in court, could hold the key to locating the missing 38-year-old.

Senior investigating officer DCI Mark Pierce said he was particularly interested in sightings of the car close to where Catherine Lived, in New Brighton, or anywhere in the border areas of Flintshire and Chestire.

The family of the Offaly native remain in Wales and are assisting police with their investigations.

“Their strength and dignity have been an inspiration to us all and on their behalf I’d implore that if you have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it is, please contact the Police,” Pierce said.

Specialist search teams have continued to carry out searches in locations across the north of Wales, focussing on a quarry and woodland where Catherine’s own car was discovered last Friday.

Police said those searches were continuing in a “methodical and thorough way” to make sure that no vital evidence was overlooked. The areas remain cordoned off.

Catherine was last seen ten days ago leaving a supermarket in Queensferry, about two miles from the Welsh border with England.

Clive Sharpe appeared in court on Saturday morning charged with her murder, and was remanded in custody to appear again before Caernarfon Crown Court tomorrow.

Read: Catherine Gowing’s car found near a disused quarry pool in Wales

More: Man remanded in custody over Catherine Gowing murder

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