‘Significant’ new lead in Claudia case

Claudia Lawrence
Claudia Lawrence

DETECTIVES investigating the disappearance of Malton chef Claudia Lawrence are investigating a “significant line” of inquiry.

The latest move coincides with the 1,000th day this week since the 35-year-old disappeared after failing to arrive for her work at York University on March 19 2009.

The case is being treated by the police as suspected murder and has been one of the biggest investigations carried out by North Yorkshire Police.

Det Supt Ray Galloway, who has been leading the investigation, said: “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.”