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Missing chef's home searched

A new forensic search of the home of missing chef Claudia Lawrence is beginning as detectives launch a fresh review of the case. The 35-year-old was reported missing four-and-a-half years ago after she failed to turn up for work at York University.

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Father welcomes new search of missing Claudia's home

Peter Lawrence, the father of missing Claudia Lawrence. Credit: PA Wire

The father of missing university chef Claudia Lawrence welcomed the decision to begin a new forensic search of her home.

Peter Lawrence said: "I am grateful for the initiative by the new team investigating Claudia's case to re-visit her house and conduct further investigations there, including DNA testing.

"Advances in forensic science and testing in the past four years make this a very worthwhile exercise, and anything which helps the search to find Claudia, or at least find out what happened to her on that morning in March 2009, is welcomed."

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