No charges for men arrested in Claudia Lawrence murder investigation

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed it decided not to charge four men being investigated over the suspected murder of missing York chef, Claudia Lawrence.

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Claudia: 'People have not come forward' to help

The man leading the investigation into the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence, almost seven years ago, says it has been compromised by people refusing to help the police.

Claudia disappeared in 2009. Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Detectives believe Claudia was murdered.

Last night it was revealed the Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to bring charges against four men arrested last year.

Police say they won't give up on finding answers.

Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn:

Peter Lawrence renews appeal to help find Claudia

Peter Lawrence, the father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence, has renewed his appeal to help find his daughter a day after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed there would be no charges against four men being investigated over her suspected murder.

Peter Lawrence visited Parliament earlier this month. Credit: Press Association

n a statement Mr Lawrence said he is disappointed with the outcome but reiterated that not knowing where Claudia is the hardest thing for the family to bear.

"I am disappointed that after such a long and expensive police investigation into Claudia’s disappearance and possible murder no-one is to be prosecuted. However, prosecution and even conviction would not bring Claudia back to us and may well not have resulted in revealing where she is buried, if she was murdered.

Someone knows what happened on that day 7 years ago and they should now come forward to tell us where our darling daughter, and Ali’s loving sister, is. I have always said that the not knowing is the hardest thing for the family to bear."

– Peter Lawrence


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