Forensic searches have been carried out at houses in York and North Shields by officers investigating the disappearance of Claudia LawrenceRead the full story ›
Forensic officers have entered the house in North Shields belonging to the man arrested over Claudia Lawrence's disappearance.
The police have taken a sniffer dog into the North Shields home of the missing Claudia Lawrence suspect.
Police have erected a forensic tent at the house of a man arrested by police investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.
The man, named locally as Michael Snelling, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder.
Officers have been searching a house on Burnholme Grove in York since yesterday and have now put up a forensic tent in the garden.
People living near Mr Snelling's run-down semi in Burnholme Grove, York, said they were shocked about the police activity in their street. Neighbours said he had lived in the house for more than 20 years. Terry Ellis, who has lived in Burnholme Grove since 1961, said:
"The first thing I saw this morning was when the police investigation car came up. I thought that maybe someone had broken in, because he's had someone break in before."
His neighbour, student Adam Wadsworth, 19, said: "I'm pretty shocked." Another neighbour, Rita Harrison, said the area was "lovely" and "very quiet". Everyone's shocked," she said. "But they need to get to the bottom of it."
An elderly neighbour in North Shields has been telling reporters about Michael Snelling. Ronald Robinson is 81 and has lived in Hollywell Road for 40 years.
His job was down there (in York) but he lives up here. He would come home every Friday for the football match. He would come back every weekend to take his mother to get the shopping in. She's in a home now for dementia but he made sure he kept her at home as long as he could. I've seen him grow up as I've lived here for 40 years.
The focus of the Claudia Lawrence investigation in the early days was her house in Heworth Road in York. That's where Emma Wilkinson has spent the day looking back over the main events in the case over the last five years.
Calendar's Chris Kiddey has been watching the day's events unfold, following the arrest of a 59-year-old man on suspicion of murder by detectives looking for missing York chef Claudia Lawrence.
ITV News understands that the 59-year-old man named locally as Michael Snelling was arrested this morning in the North Shields area not in York, and his car was seized by police.
Claudia Lawrence's mother has been speaking to Calendar today after police searching for Claudia arrested a man on suspicion of murder.
She told Christine Talbot the news of today's arrest was still sinking in: