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Man Arrested and York Pub Searched in Claudia Lawrence Investigation

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12:57pm 23rd July 2014
(Updated 4:18pm 23rd July 2014)

A 46 year old York man has been arrested by detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.

He's being interviewed by police this afternoon on suspicion of perverting  the course of justice.

It comes as forensic searches have been taking place at The Acomb pub in York since around 8 o'clock this morning.Minster FM's Rebecca Lomas has been outside the pub describes the police activity.

These people living nearby gave Minster FM their reaction to the searches.


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Spokesman for Claudia's dad Peter, Martin Dales told Minster FM.,

Peter remains very grateful for all the hard work that North Yorkshire Police are continuing to put in to finding Claudia. It is to be hoped that this is another vital piece in the jigsaw of information that needs to come in to the police."

North Yorkshire Police are again urging the public not to speculate on the identity of the people arrested as part of the Claudia Lawrence investigation as there could be further arrests. Officers also say it could harm the enquiry or the legal rights of those connected to the case and involved in these proceedings.

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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.

A £10,000 Crimestoppers reward is still available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Claudia’s disappearance.

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

For the latest on the Claudia Lawrence investigation keep listening to 104.7 Minster FM and checking minsterfm.com.

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