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Suspect's car plea in search for Catherine

POLICE in Wales have described the family of missing Irishwoman Catherine Gowing as "an inspiration".

Officers searching for the Offaly vet have today made a fresh appeal for information with a new focus on the car of Clive Sharp, who has been charged with her murder.

As the investigation entered its 11th day, Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce of North Wales Police said: "I am now very keen to trace the movements of a vehicle owned and used by Clive Sharp between Friday, October 12 and Monday, October 15.

"Sharp owns a black Volvo S40 car registration number AG58 JHE."


The search effort has taken a new focus with officers searching land near Sharp's workplace.

Ms Gowing's sister, Emma, is still in Wales with her husband and has vowed to stay until the 37-year-old's body is found.

"Catherine's family remain in north Wales and are assisting us with this investigation.

"They are being informed of developments and supported by specialist Family Liaison Officer's," DCI Pierce said.

"Their strength and dignity have been an inspiration to us all and on their behalf I'd implore that if you have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it is, please contact the Police."

North Wales Police said that specialist search teams have carried out searches in a number of locations and continue to search a quarry and adjacent woodland in Alltami, near Mold, where Catherine's Renault Clio was discovered last Friday.