Missing Claudia

The family of missing Claudia Lawrence are calling for a fresh investigation into her disappearance in York exactly four years ago.

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Full Report: Fourth anniversary of Claudia Lawrence's disappearance

The family of Claudia Lawrence are calling for a fresh investigation into her disappearance as they mark the fourth anniversary of her disappearance.

Her mother and sister say detectives focused too much on her private life and lacked sensitivity whilst handling the case.

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North Yorkshire Police say:

"They invited the National Policing Improvement Agency to conduct a second voluntary review of the investigation in 2010.

"Their report concluded that the investigation had been conducted with integrity and objectivity...and that, where individuals had been subject to investigation, no opportunities had been overlooked."

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Claudia investigation: "conducted with integrity" say police following criticism from her family

Claudia Lawrence went missing from York exactly four years ago Credit: North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police have responded to criticism from Claudia Lawrence's family over the investigation into her disappearance. A spokesperson from the force said:

"North Yorkshire Police invited the National Policing Improvement Agency to conduct a second voluntary review of the investigation in 2010. Their report concluded that the investigation had been conducted with integrity and objectivity.

Where individuals had been subject to investigation, no investigative opportunities had been overlooked. The reviewers noted that good practice was evident in the investigation and that those strategies reviewed conformed to nationally approved standards.”

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Police on Claudia Lawrence's disappearance 4 years on

We have not forgotten Claudia. We have put a tremendous amount of effort into unravelling the events of 18 and 19 March 2009.

Her silver Samsung D900 mobile phone and blue and grey Karrimor Spectre 10 rucksack remain unaccounted for. As with many investigations one vital piece of information could make the difference and enable us to complete the picture and finally resolve Claudia’s disappearance.

All anniversaries and significant dates magnify the impact of her absence. Our thoughts are with her family as this milestone is reached.

– Detective Inspector Adrian Gathercole, North Yorkshire Police

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