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Appeal for photos in search for missing Belfast teacher Catherine Johnston

By Allan Preston

A missing persons appeal for east Belfast woman Catherine Johnston is continuing after her disappearance last Tuesday.

The married mother of one (39) is a teacher at Hazlewood College and had been on sick leave in the days before going missing.

She is described as being approximately 5ft 9ins tall and of average build, with light brown, shoulder-length hair.

Yesterday a family member said they did not wish to make any further comment on the search at this time.

On Wednesday, December 14 a massive air and sea rescue operation was launched when her car was found at Ballintoy harbour on the north Antrim coast.

Police have continued to appeal to the public for any information and have concentrated the search around Dunseverick Castle and Carrick-a-rede areas.

PSNI Sergeant David Armour said: "We have information that a Vauxhall estate car, possibly an Insignia or an Astra, was parked at Ballintoy on Tuesday afternoon. The car is described as being duck-egg blue in colour.

He continued: "A man, woman and three children were using the car and it is thought that the adults took photographs while they were there. I would ask these people to please contact police so that we can check the photographs and see if they can assist us with the investigation.

"It is also thought that a white Transit van with a yellow taxi sign on the roof was parked in Ballintoy later that afternoon. Again I would ask the driver to please get in touch with police, quoting reference number 889 of 13/12/16."

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