Police searching for missing Chester-le-Street woman Pamela Jackson have admitted there is little realistic chance she is still alive.
Four years since Claudia Lawrence went missing and her family call for a new police investigation.
Police in York are appealing for the public to help their search for missing man Jeremy Malarkey.
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.”
The family of Claudia Lawrence are calling for a fresh investigation into her disappearance.
Claudia went missing in York exactly four years ago. Her mother and sister say detectives focused too much attention on her private life and could have missed vital clues.
They claim officers lacked tact and sensitivity whilst handling the case.
– Detective Inspector Adrian Gathercole, North Yorkshire Police
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.
Today marks four years since Claudia Lawrence went missing in York. The chef was last seen on CCTV on her way home from her job as a chef at York University.
Durham Police have released a new image of Pamela Jackson, who has been missing from Chester-le-Street for nearly two weeks.
Officers have extended their search for her to the River Wear, where small boats will be covering the area from Durham County Cricket Club to Fatfield. Police have also been combing gardens and a nearby nature reserve.
The search for a grandmother from County Durham whose boyfriend has been charged with her murder will switch to a river and its banks, police have said.
55-year-old Pamela Jackson was reported missing from her home in Chester-le-Street a week ago and has not been seen since 2 March.
Her partner, 50-year-old Adrian Muir from Halifax, has appeared in court charged with her murder.
A major operation to find her has been mounted, with police and search specialists scouring Chester-le-Street town centre, railway embankments and woodland.
Durham Police said officers will take to the River Wear to join the search, concentrating on the stretch of water from Durham County Cricket Club to Fatfield in Washington.
Anyone who has any information which could help the police is asked to contact the force on 101 and ask for the incident room.
– Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor
"It is now one week since Pamela was reported missing and in that time there has been a tremendous amount of work carried out to try and determine what has happened to her.
"We are continuing to explore every possibility and following up all the actions we would normally do to locate a high-risk missing person.
"The specialists from the marine unit and the search and rescue volunteers will provide expert and additional support for our own teams."
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman who has been missing since the beginning of March.
50-year-old Adrian Muir from Halifax in West Yorkshire is charged with her murder and appeared by videolink at Newcastle Crown Court.
He was not asked to enter a plea to the charge and spoke only to confirm his name.
Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor spoke to ITV News about the continued search for Pamela Jackson.
Specially-trained police officers are continuing to search for a missing woman from County Durham.
Pamela Jackson has not been seen since Saturday 2nd March when her son spoke to her at the home they shared in The Crescent in Chester-le-Street.
Since that time she has made no contact with any friends of family, has not accessed her bank account and there has been no activity on her Facebook profile.
More than fifty officers and other staff are currently involved in the search for the missing grandmother.
Police are now searching the area around Chester-le-Street, including railway lines and the town's viaduct, and have distributed posters with her photograph across the town.
House to house enquiries have been carried out and a forensic team is continuing to examine Pamela's Chester-le-Street home.
– Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor
"Even though a man has been charged with her murder, Pamela is still classed as a high-risk missing person.
"We owe it to her family to do all we can to locate her, or find clues as to where she might have gone."
"A huge amount of work is being done by all those involved and numerous leads are being followed up.
"We are also in regular contact with Pamela's family and keeping them informed of any developments,"
A man is due to appear in court charged with the murder of a woman who has been missing since the beginning of March.
Police are continuing to search for Pamela Jackson from Chester-le-Street and have been putting up posters asking for information.
Adrian Muir is expected to appear at Newcastle Crown Court this afternoon charged with her murder.
Northumbria Police are asking farmers to help find a man from Jesmond, Newcastle, who has been missing since January. 73 year old Alexander Nicol was reported missing when he failed to return home on the evening of Friday January 25th.
Officers have made extensive searches of countryside around Alnmouth and Lesbury and are now asking local farmers, gamekeepers and landowners to keep an eye open for Mr Nicol, especially in outbuildings and other shelters.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mr Nicol is asked to contact Northumbria Police on non-emergency number 101, extension 69191.