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Service for missing Claudia Lawrence

A church service is being held for missing York woman Claudia Lawrence. The York University chef was reported missing in March 2009. Police are treating her disappearance as murder.

Church service for missing Claudia Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Claudia's mother, Joan, organised the service Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Church service to be held for missing Claudia

All Saints and Salutation, Blackwell, Darlington Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A church service is being held for missing York woman Claudia Lawrence. The York University chef was reported missing in March 2009. Police are treating her disappearance as murder.

'A Service for Claudia' is being held at All Saints Blackwell in Darlington, the church where her parents got married.

Her mother, Joan, who grew up in Darlington, will light candles for her daughter and prayers will be said.

The Rev David Railton, who is leading the service, says he hopes it provides some comfort for the family as they face a seventh Christmas with no news as to her whereabouts.

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Police search for missing dog walker

Brian Dodds. Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are searching for a missing man from Newcastle.

Brian Dodds, 30, was last seen at 7am on Thursday, October 29.

He left an address in Eastgarth in Newbiggin Hall to collect his dog - a black lurcher - from an address in Stamfordham Road in Westerhope.

He is described as 6ft, of skinny build with a goatee beard and light brown hair. He was wearing a green coat, blue jeans and a hat.

He is known to walk his dog in fields in Northumberland and around Newcastle airport and North Newcastle.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.

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