Catherine Gowing update 30th October - the search continuescrimestoppers logo


North Wales Police are continuing the search for missing Mold vet Catherine Gowing and focusing their efforts in and around a quarry and surrounding woodland in Pinfold Lane , Alltami,  the area in which her Renault Clio was discovered burnt out on Thursday 18th October.


This afternoon, Tuesday 30th October 2012 Sergeant Neal Parkes one of the Police search team advisors speaking from the search site in Alltami said “The search is still very much ongoing and today our teams are focusing on some woodland in the south section of the search area.


“The terrain is very difficult with loose shale, thick undergrowth and some very boggy and marshy areas and so we are taking our time ensuring safety as well as not missing any opportunity in discovering anything which may lead us to find Catherine”


Catherine Gowing has not been seen since approximately 8.40pm on Friday 12th October 2012 when she was sighted on CCTV leaving Asda Supermarket in Queensferry.  Since that time 46 year old Clive Sharpe has been charged with her murder.  Police are still very eager to trace the movements of Catherine’s Irish registered Renault Clio 00D 99970 and Sharpe’s black Volvo S40 AG58 JHE between Friday 12th October and Monday 15th October.


Sergeant Parkes concluded, “We will continue to search as long as there are valid lines of enquiry and those include any sightings of Catherine’s Renault or Sharp’s Volvo or any of the individuals themselves.  That is why it is so important to think hard about your whereabouts over the weekend 12th to 15th October and if you saw, or think you saw something which may assist our investigation then please call Police on 101”


Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce added “I am very grateful to members of the community for their assistance but I am certain there are others out there who may feel what they have to say is of little value.  However we need to build up as comprehensive a picture as possible, not just to help us find Catherine but also in providing a full investigation to the Crown Prosecution Service.  If you have any information please phone the Police.”


DCI Pierce confirmed Catherine’s family remain in north Wales supported by Police Family Liaison Officers and are updated daily on the progress of the investigation.


Anyone one with information about sightings or the whereabouts of this vehicle is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.