An former private detective has claimed to have seen missing York chef Claudia Lawrence in Amsterdam. Claudia, who worked at the University of York, was last seen on 18 March 2009.
North Yorkshire Police said the sighting has yet to be verified.
Martin Dales, the spokesman for Claudia's family Martin Dales said a former private detective had contacted him to say he saw someone with a striking resemblance to the missing York woman a week ago in central Amsterdam
The inquiry into Claudia's disappearance is the largest in the recent history of North Yorkshire Police. The police have interviewed more than 2,000 people and followed a similar number of lines of enquiry, but without success