Human remains found in missing vet hunt


Chronicle Reporter

POLICE have discovered human remains in the hunt for missing vet Catherine Gowing.

Clive Sharp, aged 46, from Bethesda, has been charged with her murder.

Yesterday, officers were scouring the fields and a pond in Manor Road, Sealand, where the discovery was made.

It has not yet been confirmed that the human remains found are those of Miss Gowing, but a post mortem is due to take place later today.

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce said: "Following information received by members of the public, recent searches have focused on fields in Manor Road, Sealand.

"Yesterday, search team officers discovered human remains in a shallow pool within the field known locally as the 'Lum'."

"At this time those remains have yet to be formally identified as this will require medical as well as forensic examination. A post mortem is planned for later today.

"Catherine Gowing's family have been informed of this distressing development and clearly our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time."

Miss Gowing, of New Brighton, has not been seen since about 8.40pm on Friday, October 12 when she was sighted on CCTV leaving Asda Supermarket in Queensferry.  

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