Police continue search for missing Offaly woman

POLICE in North Wales are continuing to search for missing Offaly woman Catherine Gowing after extensive efforts over the weekend failed to locate her.

POLICE in North Wales are continuing to search for missing Offaly woman Catherine Gowing after extensive efforts over the weekend failed to locate her.

Specialist divers and forensic units have been carrying out a large scale search operation near where the 37-year-old vet’s burned out car was found on Friday. The car was found in an area with a quarry, a quarry lake and wooded area not far from her home.

A 46-year-old man was remanded in custody on Saturday after appearing in court charged with the murder of Ms Gowing. The court was told that there was ‘sufficient evidence’ to charge Clive Sharp with the murder.

Mr Sharp is a boyfriend of Ms Gowing’s housemate. He will appear in court again tomorrow (Tuesday).

The missing woman’s sister Emma Gowing was in court for the hearing accompanied by her husband, Shay Maguire..

Ms Gowing was last seen on Friday, October 12 at an Asda supermarket near to her home. She was reported missing the following Monday by colleagues after she failed to turn up for work