Husband and son detained over wife's disappearance

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The husband and son of Sandie Bowen, who went missing two weeks ago, were arrested by detectives yesterday.

Mike Bowen, 52, and his 19-year-old son Victor were arrested at 6am by detectives investigating the disappearance of the 53-year-old catering worker. The two men were being interviewed by detectives at separate police stations.

Police yesterday confirmed that they were treating the case as suspicious, although they are still looking for Mrs Bowen, of Llandogo, Monmouthshire. She vanished after being dropped off at a bus stop in Newport, Gwent, by her husband, who had earlier accused her of having an affair and announced he was starting divorce proceedings. Mr Bowen, a forestry worker, issued an emotional plea for his wife to contact police after she disappeared. He revealed she had recently been in hospital and was depressed after receiving treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.

Detective Inspector Terry Hapgood, of Gwent Police, said: "We are now treating Mrs Bowen's disappearance as suspicious, and foul play is suspected."