Missing vet's car found

Police searching for a missing vet have confirmed a burned-out car found close to her home does belong to her. Catherine Gowing has not been seen for a week. Police are questioning a 46-year-old man on suspicion of her murder.

'Dynamic' search of area where vet's car found

North Wales Police has said a cordon around missing vet Catherine Gowing's car will remain in place for some time as a "dynamic" search takes place.

Miss Gowing's Renault Clio was found burned-out in an isolated area of Pinfold Lane, near Mold, close to a disused quarry surrounded by woodland and near to the quarry pool.

Det Supt John Hanson said the area would continue to be cordoned off while a "comprehensive search and extensive examination" takes place.

He also said specialist search teams were examining two other locations in North Wales which have not been identified.

Police at the scene where missing vet's car was found

Missing vet Catherine Gowing's burned-out car has been found close to her home in New Brighton, Flintshire.

Police at a cordon on Pinfold Lane in Alltami, after Catherine Gowing's burned-out car was found
Police at a cordon at the scene where Catherine Gowing's burned-out car was found Credit: Press Association

It was found at about 7.15pm on Thursday after a member of the public contacted police.

A 46-year-old man from Gwynedd remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of her murder on Tuesday night.

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Burned-out car does belong to missing vet

A burned-out car found in Pinfold Lane, Alltami, near Mold, belongs to Catherine Gowing, who has been missing since she failed to arrive at work at a Veterinary Practice in Mold, North Wales, on Monday, police have said.

Confirming the news, Detective Superintendent John Hanson appealed to anyone with information about Ms Gowing or the car to contact police immediately to help relieve "the pain that Catherine's friends and family are going through".

A 46-year-old man from Gwynedd remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of her murder on Tuesday night.

Burnt car found in missing vet hunt

Police searching for a missing vet have cordoned off a burned-out car found close to her home. Catherine Gowing, 37, has been missing since she failed to arrive at work, a Veterinary Practice in Mold, North Wales, on Monday.

North Wales Police said: "they are carrying out forensic examinations on a five-door Renault Clio which matched the description of Ms Gowing's vehicle and had been found torched."

A 46-year-old man from Gwynedd remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of her murder on Tuesday.

Description of missing vet at last sighting

  • Missing vet Catherine Gowing is about 5ft 10in and of slim, athletic build. She speaks with an Irish accent.
  • She was last seen Friday night at Asda in Queensferry between 8.06pm and 8.39pm.
  • Sge was wearing blue jeans, a light brown/khaki zip-up fleece top with white sleeves and white side panels, and plain black flat shoes. Her brown hair was tied up.
  • She had a bright brown saddle bag over her shoulder and across her body and was carrying an Asda plastic bag and a pizza-type box.

For more on this story visit ITV Wales.

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Text sent from vet's phone after she disappeared

The veterinary practice where Catherine Gowing works has revealed that a colleague received a text from the missing 37-year-old's phone after she was last seen alive.

Evans Veterinary Practice owner David Evans said staff became worried after receiving half a text from Ms Gowing at the weekend.

One of the nurses was concerned about her on Saturday or Sunday because she had half a message from her, from her mobile phone anyway. We thought, since her car was missing, we thought maybe she had gone somewhere for the weekend or got into some difficulty or something like that.

– David Evans

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Sister appeals for help in finding 'light of my life'

Catherine Gowing's car
Catherine Gowing's plum-coloured Renault Clio bears the Irish registration number plate 00D 99970. Credit: North Wales Police handout

The sister of missing Irish woman Catherine Gowing, who is feared murdered in Wales, has broken down in tears as she asked for the public's help in tracking down her "beautiful sister."

"Catherine is a kind, sensitive beautiful person," Emma Gowing said. "She's my best friend, she's the light of my life and she's the light of my parents' life."

She added, "If you have any information about Catherine, no matter how trivial you think it is, please contact the police."

Anyone with information can call the North Wales Police incident room on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. For more on the story visit ITV Wales.

Man arrested as police widen search for missing vet

Catherine Gowing, 37, was last seen by friends in Mold on Friday October 12, 2012 Credit: North Wales Poluice

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the disappearance of a 37-year-old vet, police said.

Detectives in North Wales appealed for help following the unexplained disappearance of Catherine Gowing, who was last seen leaving work in Mold last Friday.

More details at ITV Wales.