Irish vet murder was 'horrific and cold hearted'

Irish vet Catherine Gowing who was murdered by Clive Sharp. Credit: North Wales Police

Passing sentence, Mr Justice Griffith Williams told Sharp: "This is a horrific, cold hearted murder, carried out to gratify your perverted sexual desires."

Sharp, dressed in grey jogging bottoms and a grey jumper, made no reaction but the victim's sister, Emma, sat in the public gallery just yards from the dock, did not take her eyes off the defendant throughout the 50 minute hearing.

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Life for Irish vet murderer

Clive Sharp, the man who murdered Irish vet Catherine Gowing, has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 37 years behind bars before he can be considered for parole.