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
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