Police receive new information in hunt for missing man
William McCormick, known as Pat, was last seen in the Co Down town of Comber on May 30.
New information has been received by police investigating the disappearance of a Co Down man, the detective leading the murder probe said.
Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery was speaking on Friday as an underwater search was carried out for 55-year-old William McCormick, known as Pat.
Mr McCormick was last seen in Comber on May 30. Police believe he was murdered.
Major Investigation Team detectives investigating the murder of 55 year old William (Pat) McCormick have received new information following last night’s media appeal and road stop in the Comber town centre. (1/2)— Police Service NI (@PoliceServiceNI) June 14, 2019
On Thursday, two weeks on from his disappearance, police carried out a media appeal and road stop in Comber.
Mr Montgomery said that, as a result, they have received new information and thanked for the community for their co-operation.
On Friday police searched a lake and wetland for the missing father of four.
An underwater search with a specialist team was carried out at Castle Espie Wetlands.
On Saturday a “significant route search” will be carried out in the Comber area with the help of the Community Rescue Team.
Mr McCormick was last seen driving his black car on Castle Street in Comber at about 10.30pm on Thursday May 30.
CCTV footage released by the PSNI shows Mr McCormick crossing Castle Street and walking through an archway.