Local News & Archive — May 14, 2017 at 6:10 pm — Updated: May 15, 2017 at 2:03 am

Man charged with Tracy Kearns murder

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The partner of mother-of-two Tracy Kearns has been charged with her murder.

48 year-old Anthony James Bird from Kinmel Bay was arrested on Thursday, hours after police launched an appeal for the whereabouts of the 43 year-old. He will appear before magistrates in Llandudno this morning.

Police confirmed on Sunday evening that the body of a woman found on Saturday was that of Miss Kearns from Kinmel Bay, who had been missing for nearly a week.

She was last seen alive while working at the Sandy Cove club last Sunday evening. Her mother alerted police when she failed to meet up with a friend on Wednesday.

Specialist search teams had been combing the Towyn and Kinmel Bay areas for two days before Miss Kearns’ body was found in an undisclosed location on Saturday.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification have taken place. Forensic experts have also examined Miss Kearns’ house on Cader Avenue, where police patrols were stepped up over the past few days.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Harrison of North Wales Police said: ”Our thoughts are with Tracy’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time. They will continue to be supported by specially trained officers in the days ahead. I am conscious of the impact the incident has had locally, and I would like to thank the community of Kinmel Bay for all their patience and support over the past five days.”

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