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Husband of missing Cork woman says he'd be willing to take a lie detector test

In an interview with TV3′s 3News, Richard Satchwell said that it will be proven he has “done nothing wrong”.

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THE HUSBAND OF missing Cork woman Tina Satchwell has said that he’d be willing to take a lie detector test to prove he had nothing to do with the disappearance of his wife.

Tina Satchwell has been missing since 20 March 2017. She was reported missing four days later by her husband Richard. There has been no reported sighting of her since.

Last month, Richard Satchwell made an emotional appeal for her return on RTÉ’s Crimecall.

Speaking to TV3′s 3News, Richard Satchwell said that one day Tina is going to turn up and get in touch with gardaí, and it will prove he has “done nothing wrong”.

He said that he has been hounded by the press, been the subject of social media speculation and now just wants to put the record straight.

Satchwell said: “In every relationship you know your partner, you know what you’re talking about and you know what you feel your partner would want you to do in certain circumstances and that’s all I did.

I went by what I thought my wife would want me to do. Whether people agree with the way I did it, that’s really up to them, they weren’t living it, I was.
I think they (media) are beginning to mislead and to some degree, even fabricate stories at this point.

Satchwell said that this will be his last interview until his wife returns or more information emerges about her whereabouts.

He said that he had never “lifted a finger at her” during their time together, and that he had always intended for a “good, quiet, loving marriage”.

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Satchwell added: “If I was asked to take a lie detector test I would take one. My house was searched without my knowledge and the gardaí didn’t find anything to suggest anything untoward.

I live on a main street, so my comings and goings are seen. So you know, I don’t know why people are being so malicious… I’m innocent, I’m innocent of any wrongdoing.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie in late June, Detective Sergeant Sean Leahy of Midleton Garda Station said they are keeping an open mind regarding the whereabouts of the 45-year-old woman.

Leahy said gardaí are familiar with Tina’s movements until her disappearance some time between 10am and midday on 20 March when her husband Richard returned home and found she was not there.

Gardaí have trawled CCTV footage and bank and phone records in an effort to trace Tina’s movements. The house in Youghal was also searched as part of the investigation.

Read: Gardaí concerned for ‘serious high risk missing person’ Tina Satchwell

Read: ‘Tina, come home’: Husband of missing woman makes emotional appeal

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