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New lead in the search for Claudia Lawrence


6:58am 13th December 2011
(Updated 12:54pm 13th December 2011)

There is a new lead in the suspected murder case of missing York Chef Claudia Lawrence.

The Police say a crucial witness has given the police a "significant " new line of inquiry.

They say this could prompt a new appeal in days.

The new information relates to to the time Claudia vanished, but says full details are being kept under wraps while further investigations are carried out.

Claudia went missing from Heworth in York back in March 2009.

Minster FM has just had confirmation from North Yorkshire Police.

North Yorkshire Police statement regarding today's media coverage about the Claudia Lawrence investigation

Detective Superintendent Ray Galloway, of North Yorkshire Police, said:

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"Detectives are currently developing information which came into the investigation following recent media coverage about the case. The enquiry team are currently working to determine the significance of the new information and to put it into context with what we already know.  

"It has the potential to be a significant line of enquiry, however, it requires more detailed work to clarify its significance.

"An appeal for assistance will only be made if and when it is appropriate to the investigation."


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