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Claudia Lawrence: Crimewatch sparks new leads

Claudia Lawrence: Crimewatch sparks new leads

8:22am 26th February 2010
(Updated 5:45am 1st March 2010)

Detectives have new leads in the search for missing chef, Claudia Lawrence, who disappeared without a trace from her home in York in March 2009. Police believe that it is likely she has come to harm and are now treating her case as a suspected murder investigation.

The man heading the hunt Detective Superintendant Ray Galloway appeared on last nights programme along with Claudia's Dad Peter.

Mr Galloway wanted help in identifying a silver car seen on Claudia's route to work. He also wants to talk to a man in a hoodie caught on CCTV the day before the 35 year old didnt turn up at work.

In the update programme Galloway said there had been significant new leads which his team would act upon quickly.

A special awareness day is taking place for Claudia in the middle of York today to mark the eve of her birthday.

Minster fm balloons will be launched with special 'find Claudia' tags attached and candles will be lit on a cake in St Sampson's Square.Balloons are also being launched on a beach in Cyprus where Claudia spent a lot of time and had many friends.

Department store Browns is devoting a window to the Find Claudia campaign and one of Miss Lawrence's favourite bands The Dunwells is due to perform.

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