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Claudia police hunt mystery CCTV figures

CCTV pictures of two mystery figures seen near the York home of Claudia Lawrence on the night she vanished have been broadcast by police for the first time.

Six years on from her disappearance officers say they have significant new lines of enquiry and they expect to make more arrests in the next few weeks.

Today Claudia's father repeated his plea for information and said if she had indeed been murdered he wanted the right to finally lay her to rest. Sally Simpson reports


Police: Claudia information is being kept secret

Detectives investigating the suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence, who was last seen six years ago today, say there are people who knew her and have actively sought to keep that a secret.

Police say they have found finger prints at her house and now know that people spent time there before she vanished.

Meanwhile Claudia's mother Joan has told Calendar she sometimes hears her daughter's voice calling out to her:

New Claudia enquiries to be carried out

Detectives investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence are carrying out fresh enquiries and searches close to her home in York.

Claudia went missing six years ago next month and North Yorkshire Police's Major Crime Unit will be examining the alleyway to the rear of her house on Heworth Road.

Claudia Lawrence's mother: I just want to know what's happened to her

The mother of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence is appealing to businesses, friends and family to include a picture of her in every Christmas card they send. Joan Lawrence has also asked for people to take a fresh look at pictures of her daughter, who she thinks may look very different to the images which the police issued when she disappeared. Frazer Maude reports.

Mother leads Christmas appeal for missing Claudia

The mother of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence is appealing to businesses, friends and family to include a picture of her in every Christmas card they send.

Joan Lawrence says the picture of Claudia with dark hair shows how she thinks her daughter is most likely to look.

The image police issued at the time of her disappearance over five years ago shows her with blonde hair.


2,000 days without Claudia

The father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence will give a briefing today - the 2,000th day since she disappeared.

Peter Lawrence is expected to give an update on the search, the legislative progress in Parliament including the announcement this week of Ministry of Justice consultation on Guardianship and his family's reaction to the last few months following two arrests and subsequent re-bailings.

2000 days since Claudia disappeared Credit: Family

Police pub search finished

It is being reported that the search at a pub in York by detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence has finished.

The Acomb Pub in York

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and later released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Claudia Lawrence was last seen in March 2009.

Claudia detectives - latest arrest

Detectives investigating the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence have arrested a 46-year-old local man on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Meanwhile police are searching a pub just a few miles from where Clauda Lawrence lived. Several police vehicles and specialist teams have been at the Acomb on Kingsway since early this morning. Miss Lawrence disappeared in March 2009. Earlier this year a man was arrested on suspicion of her murder and remains on bail while enquiries continue. Lisa Adlam reports

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