Claudia Lawrence investigation: Man released without charge

Claudia Lawrence: disappeared five years ago
17 Nov 2014 @ 2.40 pm
| Crime
Claudia Lawrence: disappeared five years ago
Claudia Lawrence: “New lines of enquiry pursued”

A 60-year-old man who was arrested in May on suspicion of murdering Claudia Lawrence was released from bail on Monday (November 17).

But a 46-year-old man arrested on July 23, 2014 on suspicion of perverting the course of justice remains on police bail.

Police say significant enquiries continue to be made into the circumstances surrounding Claudia’s disappearance in March 2009 and there remains the possibility that further arrests in this case will be made.

“This remains a live investigation with new lines of enquiry being actively pursued,” said a spokesman for the investigation.

“It is therefore extremely important that the media and the public do not publish or broadcast anything on traditional media platforms or on social and digital sites that could compromise the investigation or the legal rights of those connected to, or involved in, the case.”

To date, nobody has been charged with any criminal act relating to the case.

Claudia Lawrence disappeared without trace in March 2009.

She was aged 35 at the time and worked as a chef at the University of York’s Goodricke College.

On Thursday, March 19 Claudia was due to walk the three miles to work from her Heworth Road home for a shift beginning at 6am. But she never turned up for work on that day.

Despite the efforts of the police, the resolve of her heart-broken family and saturated local, national and international media coverage, her sudden disappearance remains a mystery.

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”, or via the Crimestoppers website.