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Video: Murder police release CCTV of last known movements of missing dad Pat McCormick

Police have released CCTV footage of the last know movements of a Co Down father of four they believe has been murdered.

William McCormick, known as Pat, vanished last Thursday.

His body has not been found and police have arrested two people on suspicion of murder. The man and woman aged in their 20s were first arrested and quested on suspicion of kidnapping.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery appealed to the public to help trace the movements of Mr McCormick.

The 55-year-old left his parent’s house in Ballynahinch on Thursday, May 30, just after 9pm.

In the CCTV, Pat can be seen driving his black Citroen C4 car registration BSZ 7103 in Castle Street, Comber at around 10.30pm. He then parked his car on High Street, opposite McBride’s pub where it remained until it was recovered by police.

In the footage, he can be seen walking down Castle Street at around 10.45pm, where he goes under an archway that leads to some flats. This is the last sighting police have.

He was wearing a beige jacket, blue jeans and brown brogue shoes. He has short dark brown hair around 5’3” in height and of medium build.

“We are now six days on from Pat’s disappearance and his family deserve to know what has happened to him," said Detective Chief Inspector Montgomery.

"I’m hoping that the release of this footage will jog people’s memories. If you were in Comber on High Street or Castle Street after 10pm on Thursday evening, did you see Pat driving his car? Did you see him speaking to anyone or going anywhere with anyone? I am obviously very keen to recover Pat’s body for his family.

“I would also appeal to the public that if you are out walking in the area and see any discarded clothing, particularly the beige jacket, blue jeans or brown brogues, please contact detectives."

The officer continued: "Pat’s phone hasn’t been used from May 30 and it remains unaccounted for. It’s an iPhone SE so if you’re out and about and see this phone lying somewhere, please let me know. It could be broken, smashed or in pieces.

“I have met with Pat’s wife and parents and they are devastated. His mother and father are in their eighties and they deserve to get his body back.

“Members of the local community could have information that could be key to giving Pat’s family some answers. I would urge anyone who has any information surrounding Pat’s disappearance to contact detectives at the incident room at Musgrave Street on 101.

“Alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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