14/06/2019

Underwater Searches Start For Body Of Pat McCormick

Police investigating the suspected murder of Pat McCormick have started underwater searches of a lake in the wetlands beside Strangford Lough.

The PSNI are believed to have received new information about the 55-year-old.

Mr McCormick, who is 5ft 3inches in height, of medium build with short dark hair, was last seen in the centre of Comber on Thursday 30 May.

His body has not been found.
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Detective Chief Inspector Montgomery said: "We will be carrying out an underwater search with a specialist team in Castle Espie Wetlands.

"On Saturday we will be carrying out a significant route search in the Comber area with the help of the Community Rescue Team. I have also consulted with the national lead for missing person at the National crime Agency for specialist advice.

"I appreciate the community are keen to help but I would ask that police and specialist search advisors are left to conduct the searches."

(CD/CM)

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