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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.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 14th June 2019 Underwater searches are conducted by a specialist team in Castle Espie Wetlands area outside Comber in Co. Down. Police continue the search or 55-year-old Pat McCormick as part of their murder investigation. Mr McCormick was last seen in the Comber area on May 30. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 14th June 2019 Underwater searches are conducted by a specialist team in Castle Espie Wetlands area outside Comber in Co. Down. Police continue the search or 55-year-old Pat McCormick as part of their murder investigation. Mr McCormick was last seen in the Comber area on May 30. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 14th June 2019 Underwater searches are conducted by a specialist team in Castle Espie Wetlands area outside Comber in Co. Down. Police continue the search or 55-year-old Pat McCormick as part of their murder investigation. Mr McCormick was last seen in the Comber area on May 30. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye .
Underwater searches are conducted by a specialist team in Castle Espie Wetlands area outside Comber in Co. Down. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye .

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.

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.

William McCormick was last seen in Comber on May 30 (PSNI/PA)
William McCormick was last seen in Comber on May 30 (PSNI/PA)

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