A GWYNEDD man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the disappearance of 37-year-old Catherine Gowing.
Miss Gowing was last seen leaving Evans Veterinary Practice, where she worked as a vet, in Clayton Road, Mold, at about 7pm on Friday.
Police believe she drove home to Cae Isaf, New Brighton, in her Vauxhall Corsa work car.
The 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of Miss Gowing’s murder.
Police said he frequents the New Brighton area and is known to Catherine.
Officers are now trying to trace her plum/ burgandy coloured Renault Clio, which is also missing from her home address. It has Irish registration plates 00D 99970.
Detective Supt John Hanson, from North Wales Police, said during a Press conference yesterday: “We urgently need to trace this vehicle as we strongly believe this will help us find Catherine. I want the public to think hard about this car and registration number.”
“We are increasingly concerned about Catherine’s welfare and we have no knowledge as to her current whereabouts.
“Catherine failed to meet a weekend appointment and did not turn up for work on Monday morning.
“This is totally out of character for Catherine, who maintains regular contact with her family, friends and work colleagues.”
Catherine, who is originally from County Offaly, Ireland, is described as about 5ft 10in tall and of slim, with an athletic build and long curly brown hair. She speaks with an Irish accent and police said they could not be certain what she was wearing when she was last seen.
Catherine’s sister, Emma, and brother-in-law, Shay, have travelled over from Ireland to North Wales to help police build up a better picture of Catherine’s friends and habits.
Area commander for Eastern division, Supt Jeremy Vaughan, also called for members of the public with any information to come forward.
Speaking at the conference at police headquarters in Colwyn Bay yesterday he said: “I would like to reassure the people of Flintshire that police officers will respond to any concerns that emerge during this investigation and will be a visible presence in the local community.
“I would ask that if you have any information that may support the investigation into the whereabouts of Catherine that you either contact us on 101 or speak with police officers patrolling the area.
“We will do everything that we can to support this investigation and this will be the top priority for North Wales Police.”