Forensic searches set to continue for 'number of days'

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

"Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to local residents and the public affected by this work," North Yorkshire Police said.

Forensics officers have been searching properties in North Shields and York.
Forensics officers have been searching properties in North Shields and York. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The comments came as 59-year-old Michael Snelling was released on conditional bail following his arrest on suspicion of murdering Ms Lawrence.

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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. Michael Snelling was released on conditional bail following his arrest in the case.