Belfast Telegraph

Search under way at woodland in Co Cork for missing woman

More than 220 separate lines of inquiry have been followed by the Garda.

A search has begun at woodland in Co Cork by Gardai investigating the disappearance of a 46-year-old woman who went missing last year.

Tina Satchwell has not been seen since March 20 last when she went missing from the home she shared with her husband Richard in Youghal.

Gardai have sealed off a site at Mitchel’s Wood in Castlemartyr, east Cork and they are asking the public to stay away from the area until the search is completed.

It is expected to take a number of weeks.

Over 220 separate lines of inquiry have been followed by the Garda and it has included liaising with Interpol. Gardai and the army have previously conducted searches in the Youghal area in connection with this investigation.

Superintendent Colm Noonan of Midleton Garda Station said gardai are in regular contact with the Satchwell family and they have been informed of the search.

“You will appreciate that this is a very stressful time for them and I would urge that they be afforded privacy at this time,” the superintendent said.

Mr Noonan urged anyone who has information relating to activity in or around the woods at Mitchel’s Wood at the time of Ms Satchwell’s disappearance to contact the incident room at Middleton Garda Station.

“We are appealing to any member of the public who may have any information concerning Tina to contact us in the strictest of confidence.”

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