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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

Arrested man released by Claudia detectives

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have tonight released a 46-year-old local man who they had arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. The man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. A 59-year-old man arrested on 13 May 2014 on suspicion of murdering Claudia Lawrence remains on police bail while enquires continue.

Man arrested by Claudia detectives has been released on bail
Man arrested by Claudia detectives has been released on bail Credit: North Yorkshire Police
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Claudia's father hopes arrest is 'vital piece in jigsaw'

The father of Claudia Lawrence hopes today's arrest of a 46-year-old man by police investigating her disappearance "is another vital piece in the jigsaw", his spokesman said.

Peter Lawrence, the father of missing Claudia Lawrence.
Peter Lawrence, the father of missing Claudia Lawrence. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Peter remains very grateful for all the hard work that North Yorkshire Police are continuing to put in to finding Claudia.

It is to be hoped that this is another vital piece in the jigsaw of information that needs to come in to the police: it is much better if people volunteer information than wasting valuable police time in them having to find it out for themselves and then come looking for people.

– Martin Dales, spokesman for Peter Lawrence, Claudia’s father

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