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Claudia Lawrence investigation: police outside pub in York

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Police in York at the scene. Credit: ITV News
North Yorkshire police
Police outside the pub. Credit: ITV News
North Yorkshire Police
Police are carrying out their investigations at The Acomb pub in York. Credit: ITV News

Officers working on the Claudia Lawrence case are carrying out their investigations at The Acomb pub in York.

This comes after detectives arrested a local man on suspicion of perverting the course of justice earlier today (Wednesday 23rd July).

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Police cordon off murder suspect's home in Claudia Lawrence case

Detectives at home of Michael Snelling Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police have cordoned off the semi-detached home of 59-year-old Michael Snelling, the man they arrested last week on suspicion of the murder of York University chef Claudia Lawrence.

Mr Snelling was released on police bail after a day of questioning by detectives investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of Miss Lawrence in March 2009. Last week forensic specialists searched Mr Snelling's home and garden in York and also another property in North Shields.

Mr Snelling's home is now cordoned off with police tape and a police incident support van is parked on his drive.

Claudia Lawrence case: Searches continue in York and North Shields

Forensic searches at properties in York and North Shields are expected to continue for a number of days, as police investigate the disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence.

Last night a man named locally as 59-year-old Michael Snelling was released on bail following his arrest on Tuesday. Kenny Toal reports from North Shields.

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Possibility of further arrests in Claudia Lawrence case

North Yorkshire Police said there is a "possibility of further arrests" in the case of missing chef Claudia Lawrence.

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Chef Claudia Lawrence disappeared in 2009. Credit: North Yorkshire Police/PA Archive

"As investigations continue with the possibility of further arrests to be made, all sections of the community and the media are reminded and encouraged to respect the rights of others, including those connected to the case," the force said in a statement.

"To date, nobody has been charged with any criminal act emanating from this case," police stressed.

Read: Claudia Lawrence suspect released on conditional bail

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Property searches may continue "for a number of days"

Forensic teams continue to search at a property in York.
Forensic teams continue to search at a property in York. Credit: ITV

Forensic searches at properties in North Shields and York are expected to continue for a number of days, as police continue to investigate the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.

The chef, who worked at York University, went missing in 2009. on her way to work.

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