'The most I've ever done to her is have a tight cuddle', says Tina Satchwell's husband

The husband of missing woman Tina Satchwell has denied killing her in an interview with TV3's Paul Byrne.

45-year-old Tina Satchwell has been missing since March 20, 2017 from the couple's home in Youghal, in east Cork.

She was reported missing four days later by her husband Richard who has said he believes his wife of 28 years is still alive.

Despite hundreds of leads and a water search operation, there has been no reported sightings since March.

Richard Satchwell holding a photograph of his wife Tina Satchwell.

Today marks the couple's 26th wedding anniversary.

Speaking to 3News southern correspondent, Paul Byrne, Richard Satchwell said that he had nothing to do with her death:

"I have never once in nearly 30 years of being together laid a finger on her.

"The most I've ever done to her is have a tight cuddle, loving the bones off her."

When asked if he killed Tina Satchwell, Mr Satchwell replied:

"Never, I would never lay a finger on her."

Richard Satchwell has previously said he is innocent of any wrongdoing in connection with his wife's disappearance.

In a previous interview with Paul Byrne in July of this year, Mr Satchwell said that it would be the last interview that he would take part in until the return of his wife or until he had more information on her whereabouts.

Mr Satchwell said, “One day my wife is going to turn back up or she is going to get in touch with the Gardaí, one way or another this will all come out and in time it will all prove I’ve done nothing wrong”

He went on to say, “If I was asked to take a lie detector test I would take one. My house was searched without my knowledge and the Gardai didn’t find anything to suggest anything untoward.

"I live on a main street, so my comings and goings are seen. So you know, I don’t know why people are being so malicious."

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