Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have this morning (Tuesday 13 May 2014) arrested a 59-year-old man from York on suspicion of murder.
Forensic examinations and searches are being conducted which are expected to be ongoing over a number of days. A car has also been seized as part of the enquiries.
The investigation team have stressed that Claudia has not been found.
Police cannot rule out the possibility of further arrests in the future as the review continues.
Claudia’s family have been notified and are being supported by trained officers.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and pass details to the Force Control Room. Please quote “Claudia Lawrence” when passing on details.
Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting “Claudia Lawrence, North Yorkshire Police”. Alternatively, go to www.crimestoppers-uk.org and fill in an Anonymous Online Form.
For further information on the Claudia Lawrence investigation, please go to the dedicated microsite on the North Yorkshire Police website www.northyorkshire.police.uk/claudialawrence