Forensic searches have been carried out at houses in York and North Shields by officers investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence
The sequence of events since Claudia went missing in 2009 up to the arrest of a 59-year-old man today.
Police have arrested a 59 year old man over the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence
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.
– Neighbour Ronald Robinson
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:
The mother of Claudia Lawrence says the news of an arrest today in connection with her daughter's disappearance has not sunk in.
Earlier today, a man named locally as Michael Snelling, was arrested by police on suspicion of murder.
Joan Lawrence was Mayor of Malton until this week and on Sunday gave a speech relinquishing her position in the town.
Mrs Lawrence told Christine Talbot that she and her other daughter Ali still struggle with occasions where they feel Claudia's absence most:
The man arrested over the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence has been named locally as Michael Snelling.
He was arrested by police this morning on suspicion of murder.
A spokesman for Peter Lawrence says it is important that the public are still "engaging" in the search for Claudia, who went missing five years ago.
Martin Dales told Calendar that today's arrest was a significant development in the search:
A close friend of Claudia Lawrence says she always believed there would be progress in the case.
"I have always put my faith in the police," Suzy Cooper said. "I never really doubted that."
The 49-year-old, who lives in York and works in accounting, said it had been impossible for her to move on in her life after her friend's disappearance.
– Suzy Cooper, friend of Claudia Lawrence
Over the last five years there have not been major things happening in Claudia's case. For five years that has been really frustrating. It feels more tangible now there is an arrest. I have been trying to focus on my own life but Claudia has always been in my thoughts. I have been told by zillions of people 'you have to get on with your life', but I haven't done it very well. I haven't been able to let go. I cannot put it to bed, I cannot say 'that's happened, move on' because it's still happening.