CLAUDIA LAWRENCE: Renewed appeal on sixth anniversary

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A major appeal on the whereabouts of missing chef Claudia Lawrence was launched on the sixth anniversary of her disappearance.

The anniversary, which fell last Wednesday, was a chance for police and Claudia’s family to make sure the case is still at the forefront of people’s minds.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “The thoughts of North Yorkshire Police are with the family of Claudia Lawrence this week which marks the sixth anniversary of her disappearance.

“We remain committed to finding answers to Claudia’s disappearance and, for that reason, we have a dedicated Major Crime Unit which is entirely focussed on this investigation.

“There are people who know some of those answers. We are hugely committed to uncovering the truth regarding Claudia and I do hope that someone will have the courage to come forward at this time.”

Det Supt Dai Malyn said: “Six years have passed since Claudia disappeared. For her loved ones, the pain caused by her absence and the circumstances of her disappearance has not faded. And nor, I assume, has the guilt and knowledge that one or more people have about what happened to this young woman.

We are hugely committed to uncovering the truth regarding Claudia

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy

“Our work, which is being supported and informed by a body of national experts in their respective fields, will continue for as long as it takes to analyse all the evidence that was available at the time, and the new information that has come to light since then as a direct result of our review. The enquiry has the full support of North Yorkshire Police’s Chief Officer Team.

“Ultimately, we may not be able to prove what happened to Claudia, or be able to find her. But that will not be for lack of determination, tenacity and meticulous detective work, nor whilst there are still clues that need to be investigated.”

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.

Alternatively, if you have any information about the Claudia Lawrence case you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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