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Car found in search for missing Flintshire woman

An emotional appeal has been made to help find Catherine Gowing after she was reported missing on Monday Photo: North Wales Police

Police investigating the disappearance of Catherine Gowing from Flintshire have located a vehicle just two miles from the home of the missing 37 year-old.

A member of the public notified North Wales police after discovering a burnt out car in Pinfold Lane, Alltami, near Mold yesterday evening.

Since Ms Gowing was reporte missing on Monday North Wales Police have been appealing for help in tracing Catherine's plum/burgundy Renault Clio.

North Wales Police have found a burnt out Renault Clio near Mold Credit: North Wales Police

Following the discovery of the vehicle Det Supt John Hanson of North Wales Police has this morning said:

The area has been cordoned off and forensically secured and an examination of the vehicle and immediate area continues to establish the vehicle’s true identity and secure any evidence which may assist us find Catherine.

“The location of this vehicle’s discovery is approximately 2 miles from Catherine’s home in New Brighton.

"Catherine is still missing and her last known sighting is at 8.39pm on Friday 12th October 2012 when she was seen on CCTV leaving Asda Supermarket in Queensferry.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101

– Det Supt John Hanson of North Wales Police

Yesterday Catherine' sister issued an emotional appeal to help find her "beautiful sister".

Ms Gowing, who hails from Clonlee, Co Offaly, in the Irish Republic, has not been seen since Friday night and police have been searching her since she failed to arrive at work at Evans Veterinary Practice in Mold on Monday morning.

A 46-year-old man from Gwynedd, believed to be known to Catherine, remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of her murder on Tuesday night.

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