North West Wales

Missing Mochdre woman Pat Howell's car found

Specialist teams searching for a 72-year-old woman missing since Friday morning have located her car.

Pat Howell's blue Vauxhall was found by police parked on the B5106 in Dolgarrog, Conwy, and search teams are concentrating efforts on that area.

Mrs Howell from Mochdre, Conwy, had told her husband that she was going to church and then for a walk.

The North Wales Police helicopter is involved in the search by officers, coastguards and rescue dogs.

Insp Simon Barrasford said: "We have specialist teams out searching the location, but would also asking anyone out walking in the area to look out for anyone matching Mrs Howell's description."

He asked anyone who saw Mrs Howell's car - a 2003 model blue Vauxhall Vectra Active - at the location to get in touch.

Mrs Howell, who is described as a size 12 to 14, was thought to be wearing black trousers, a black high-neck sweater, and a light-coloured coat. She was carrying a walking stick and an Asda bag.

Anyone with information can contact North Wales Police on 101 or 08456071001 (Welsh language line) 08456071002 (English language line).

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