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:
Forensic searches have been carried out at houses in York and North Shields by officers investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence
Police have arrested a 59 year old man over the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence