Three men arrested in Claudia Lawrence investigation released on bail

Three men arrested by police investigating the murder of Claudia Lawrence have been released on bail. They are all aged in their 50s and from the York area.

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Family friend: Lawrence family encouraged by latest developments

A representative for Claudia Lawrence's father says he is encouraged by the latest developments in the search for her.

Martin Dales told ITV Calendar that all they wanted was to find out where Claudia is and that Peter Lawrence had "run himself into the ground" looking for answers.

He also said information from the public was crucial and urged anyone with any more information to come forward:


Identifying arrested men could damage investigation say police

Police investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence say that identifying three men arrested today could damage the investigation.

As with the previous arrest last month, I strongly advise the media and members of the public against identifying the men who have been arrested. This is to ensure the investigation and legal process are not compromised or potentially damaged in any way. This includes naming or publishing images of the men, their home addresses, places of work, their vehicles and properties being searched on traditional media platforms or social networking sites. I urge everyone to again show restraint and patience while we carry out these very important enquiries. Your co-operation and support is greatly appreciated by the investigation team.

– Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn

Claudia Lawrence's father says waiting for answers is 'difficult'

The father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence says waiting for answers about his daughter's disappearance is "difficult".

Peter Lawrence was speaking after police arrested a man in his 50s from York on suspicion of murder.


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House search ends in Claudia Lawrence investigation

Claudia Lawrence disappeared six years ago. Credit: ITV News

Police questioning a man on suspicion of murdering missing chef Claudia Lawrence say they have finished searching a property linked to his arrest.

North Yorkshire Police arrested the suspect yesterday in connection with Miss Lawrence's disappearance in 2009.

He remains in custody this morning.

A spokesman said searches at a linked property were completed last night.

Arrest is an 'encouraging' development in Claudia case

Martin Dales, the spokesman for Claudia's father Peter Lawrence, says today's arrest is a welcome development. He says it's important that people continue to bring information to the investigation team.

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Claudia arrest comes week after new CCTV footage

The arrest in the Claudia Lawrence investigation comes a week after police released new CCTV footage of two people walking near the missing chef's home on the night of her disappearance.

This CCTV image was recorded at 7.15pm at Heworth Place, York. Credit: North Yorkshire Police

The footage, filmed at 7.15pm on Wednesday 18 March 2009, showed an area near an alleyway at the rear of Miss Lawrence's terraced house in York.

Police want to speak to two people seen near the alleyway behind her house. Credit: North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police did not confirm whether a man in his 50s, arrested this morning on suspicion of murder, was one of the two people in the CCTV footage.

A force spokesman said investigations are ongoing following today's arrest.

North Yorkshire Police are urging anyone with information on the individuals featured in the CCTV to get in contact with them by calling them on 101, selecting option one, and passing the details on to the Force Control Room, or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online.

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