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Jacket found in search for missing Witney backpacker in Guatemala

Catherine has gone missing in Guatemala Photo: ITV

A jacket belonging to missing Witney backpacker Catherine Shaw, missing in Guatemala, has been found.

The jacket was found at San Juan La Laguna.

The Lucie Blackman Trust searching for the 23-year-old from Oxfordshire also says there is some clarity around her last recorded movements.

Catherine Shaw hasn't been seen since 4 March.

She'd been travelling with a friend in the popular tourist area of Lake Atitlan.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, that helps families of those missing abroad, confirmed that the 23-year-old left the Eco Hotel in Mayachik near to San Pedro and San Juan, at 1.37am but then returned at 3.19am.

Catherine then left again for the last time at 5.23am, heading in the direction of the lake.

The trust report she had a puppy with her but no other possessions.

The puppy has since been recovered alone at the highest lookout of Indian Nose, a volcano overlooking Lake Atitlan, San Pedro and San Juan between 5am and 6am on Friday morning.

Search efforts are being redeployed and intensified in the area.

Her parents say they're desperately worried about her.

Her parents have made a video appeal through the Lucie Blackman Trust, which helps families of those missing abroad.

There are clearly a number of female travellers in the area that match or are similar to Catherine in appearance. We would like to speak to any of these travellers to both rule them out and to ask if they have seen or spoken to Catherine on their travels. If anyone knows of friends in the area that may be mistaken for Catherine – please let us know.

– Matthew Searle MBE, Chief Executive, Lucie Blackman Trust

Catherine’s father has travelled to Guatemala to join the search and is being met by British Embassy officials on arrival.

A fundraising page has been set up to support the Catherine's family with search costs.