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Murder trial jury views CCTV footage of day Meg Walsh went missing

The jury in the trial of bus driver John O'Brien has been viewing CCTV footage from Waterford city on the days after his wife Meg Walsh went missing.

The 41 year-old from Ballinakill Downs, County Waterford denies murdering the 35 year old mother of one between the 1st and 15th of October 2006.

Ian Macarthur, a CCTV expert told the court that Gardai used over 20 separate distinguishing features to I.D meg Walsh's silver Mitsubishi charisma and the accused's dark coloured Mazda 323.

At 5.25 on Sunday the 1st when Meg Walsh went missing a black Mazda closely resembling that of the accused's is seen travelling towards the city - it stops on the quay at the river Suir ten minutes later.

The driver identified by Gardai as John O'Brien can be seen getting out the car and walking over the river for a few minutes before returning to the car.

The court has already heard that John O'Brien admitted going to the quay for fresh air that day some hours after he caught his wife and Owen Walsh kissing - he categorically denied that he had killed her at that stage or that he was looking for a spot to dump the body.

Later that evening a Mitsubishi Charisma similar to that of Meg Walsh is seen driving towards the city, at 7.52 the next morning the car is seen heading away from the quays.

The trial continues on Monday when a forensic expert and members of the search team are due to give evidence.

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