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Claudia Lawrence: man released from bail

Claudia Lawrence was a chef at the University of York when she disappeared in 2009

Detectives investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence have today (April 14) released a 47-year-old man from bail.

He was arrested on 23 July last year on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

The decision to release him from his bail conditions has been made following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service and following information the man provided to police which has progressed the investigation and clarified certain issues.

Another man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of murder on March 23.

Police have urged people not to identify this arrested man under any circumstances because identification is an issue in the case.

This includes his name, photograph, home address, place of work or any vehicles connected to him.