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.
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