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
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.
A man who lives on the same street as the 59-year-old man arrested in connection with the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence has described his shock.
Terry Ellis described the scene when investigators arrived in Burnholme Grove:
Contractors have arrived in York to board up the house of a man who was arrested this morning on suspicion of murder.
Police investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence arrested a 59-year-old man at a house on Burnholme Grove.
Police investigating the disappearance of York woman Claudia Lawrence, five years ago, are searching a house in North Shields.
Eye witnesses said a car was also seized from the area today.
Detectives are continuing to question a man, aged 59, on suspicion of murder.
Friends of Claudia Lawrence have welcomed the news that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
One of the missing chef's friends, Jen King, said the arrest showed detectives were making progress.
She told the York newspaper, The Press: "If it goes somewhere that's great but if not it shows the investigation is ongoing.
"It's a step towards this one day being resolved."
Ms Lawrence's father told The Press: "I'm very pleased they appear to be making progress by making this arrest."
Police are searching a house on Burnholme Grove, in York. The run-down semi is about half a mile from Miss Lawrence's house.
A police van was parked outside the property and a number of forensic science officer could be seen inside in white overalls.
The house, which has a drive and pebbled front garden, is about half-way down a quiet cul-de-sac