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Fresh arrest in Claudia Lawrence investigation

Police in York investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have arrested a man on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Claudia Lawrence disappeared in March 2009

The 46-year-old man is currently being interviewed in custody while searches and forensic enquiries are conducted in relation to the investigation.

A 59-year-old man arrested in May remains on police bail as enquiries continue.


Searches completed at Claudia suspect homes

Calendar can reveal that police investigating the suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence have completed their searches of two houses connected to a former university technician who was arrested last week.

Police have stopped searching at the house in York

59-year-old Michael Snelling was arrested and questioned for more than a day on suspicion of murdering Claudia who disappeared in 2009. He was released on police bail.

North Yorkshire officers have been searching his home in the Burnholme area of York and another house in North Shields since he was arrested. Now the cordon has been lifted around both properties.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said enquiries have been completed at both addresses.

The doors at Mr Snelling's home remain boarded up.

Police cordon off murder suspect's home in Claudia Lawrence case

Detectives at home of Michael Snelling Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police have cordoned off the semi-detached home of 59-year-old Michael Snelling, the man they arrested last week on suspicion of the murder of York University chef Claudia Lawrence.

Mr Snelling was released on police bail after a day of questioning by detectives investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of Miss Lawrence in March 2009. Last week forensic specialists searched Mr Snelling's home and garden in York and also another property in North Shields.

Mr Snelling's home is now cordoned off with police tape and a police incident support van is parked on his drive.


Claudia Lawrence: forensic search will continue for a number of days

Forensic teams continue to search at a property in York

Forensic searches at properties in York and North Shields are expected to continue for a number of days, as police investigate the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.

The chef, who worked at York University, went missing in 2009 on her way to work.

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