Second anniversary of the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence

18 March 2011

Two years since the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence, police have reiterated their commitment to solving the case and are urging anyone who still has information to come forward and help to end the torment for Claudia’s family.

The last contact anyone had with Claudia was on 18 March 2009, she has not been seen or heard from since.

Despite an extensive and high-profile police investigation which has captured concern and sympathy from around the country, her disappearance remains unsolved.

As the second anniversary of Claudia’s disappearance – and suspected murder – is marked by her family, friends and the local community, police have urged those with knowledge of her disappearance to search their conscience and finally come forward.

Detective Superintendent Ray Galloway, the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, said: “Claudia’s disappearance has caused untold heartache to everyone who knew and loved her and our thoughts are with them on this, the second anniversary of her disappearance.

“The scale of the police enquiry to find Claudia, and those involved in her disappearance and suspected murder, is unprecedented in the recent history of North Yorkshire Police.

“Public knowledge about Claudia and the investigation has been extensive throughout this period largely due to the determination of Claudia’s family and the assistance of the media to keep the case in the public eye. This determination is also shared by the investigation team.

“The enquiry remains active and positive lines of enquiry continue to be pursued, there are a dedicated number of officers who are regularly deployed to pursue those lines of enquiry.

Det Supt Galloway again urged those who know what happened to Claudia and have yet to come forward to do so now.

He reminded them: “We have not given up on this case, nor will we. Nothing could be simpler than to put an end to all this pain for the Lawrence family and the pressure and guilt that you must be feeling. Just make that call. That’s all it would take.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the incident room on 0845 60 60 24 7.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.















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