Memorial for Flintshire vet

A memorial service has taken place this weekend for Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing, who went missing in October. Clive Sharp was jailed for life in February after admitting to her murder.

Vet Catherine Gowing remembered at church service

Friends, family and colleagues of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing have attended a memorial service in Mold this afternoon.

Ms Gowing's sister Emma Maguire, who was at the service at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Buckley, said the family were deeply grateful for the love, care and kindness shown to them by the people of North Wales.

The service today has been such a beautiful representations of my sister. She is here with us in spirit today.

– Emma Maguire, sister of Catherine Gowing

Clive Sharp from Mold was jailed for life in February after admitting to the 37-year-old's murder.

Memorial service held for Catherine Gowing

Colleagues of Catherine Gowing say she is 'loved and greatly missed' Credit: North Wales Police

A service will be held this afternoon in memory of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing.

The 37-year-old, who was originally from Ireland, disappeared from Mold in October last year.

Local man Clive Sharp was jailed for life in February after admitting to her murder.

Ms Gowing's colleagues at DE Evans Veterinary Practice in Mold have organised the service, which will take place at 2pm at at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church.

One colleague described her as a 'warm-hearted' person who was 'loved and greatly missed'.

Friends and family of Ms Gowing are also expected to attend the service.

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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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Man due to be sentenced for vet murder

Clive Sharp
Clive Sharp, 46, has admitted murdering Catherine Gowing Credit: North Wales Police

The man who pleaded guilty to murdering Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing will be sentenced today. Clive Sharp, 46, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody at Mold Crown Court last month after admitting killing the 37 year old.

Originally from Ireland, Ms Gowing went missing in October last year.

Vet murder sentencing adjourned until next month

Sentencing of Clive Sharp, who has admitted murdering Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing, has been adjourned until next month. He has been remanded in custody until then.

The judge, Mr Justice Griffith-Williams, said: 'There is only one sentence I can pass on you for this offence, as you will know."I have to work out what the minimum term you will serve is before the Parole Board consider you for release - if you are ever to be released.'

Clive Sharp
Sharp is due to be sentenced on 25 February Credit: North Wales Police

Man admits murder of Flintshire vet

A man has admitted murdering of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing. Clive Sharp, 46 and of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to her murder at Mold Crown Court.

The 37-year-old, who is originally from Ireland, went missing in October. Her body has never been fully recovered, although remains - identified as hers - were found at two locations in Flintshire, and near Chester.

Plea expected over Flintshire vet murder

Catherine Gowing
Catherine Gowing was last seen in October last year Credit: North Wales Police

A man is due to appear in Mold Crown Court today charged with the murder of a Flintshire woman.

Clive Sharp, 46, is expected to enter a plea.

Catherine Gowing, a vet who was originally from Ireland, went missing on 12 October 2012.

Parts of the 37-year-old's body were discovered in Sealand, Flintshire, and in Higher Ferry, Chester.