Hopes that Claudia Lawrence leads will result in public providing key information

Darlington and Stockton Times: New information in the investigation into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence are to be revealed next week by police New information in the investigation into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence are to be revealed next week by police

NEW leads in the investigation into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence are to be revealed in a Crimewatch appeal next week.

On the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of the York chef, North Yorkshire Police will announce fresh information about her last-known movements and appeal for help in finding two vehicles seen in the area at the time.

It follows a review of the case following the expansion of North Yorkshire Police’s major crime unit.

Part of the review involved crime scene investigators revisiting her home in the Heworth area of York towards the end of last year, to conduct another examination of the building.

Claudia, whose parents lived in Darlington before moving to Malton, where she was raised, was last seen alive by colleagues as she finished her shift at the University of York on March 18, 2009.

Last month marked what would have been her 40th birthday.

Her disappearance remains one of Britain’s highest profile unsolved crimes.

Her father, Peter Lawrence, who lives in York, has worked hard to keep his daughter’s image in the public eye in the hope that someone with a key piece of information may come forward.

Martin Dales, Peter Lawrence's friend and spokesman, said: "It is to be hoped that any new information that is forthcoming will result in the public coming forward to the police with the pieces of the jigsaw they desperately need to find Claudia."

To coincide with the fifth anniversary of Ms Lawrence’s disappearance, her image will appear on national digital billboards from Monday (March 17) as part of a national missing persons campaign.

The billboards are used by the charity Missing People in an initiative launched by Madeleine McCann’s mother Kate McCann in summer 2012.

Jo Youle, chief executive for Missing People said: “The billboards are such a powerful tool in searching for missing people and we hope that the digital appeal will help to find her on this sad anniversary.

“The thoughts of our staff and volunteers are with Claudia’s family at this time, which will be extremely difficult as they appeal once again for information that will bring Claudia home safely.”

Crimewatch will be broadcast on Wednesday, March 19, on BBC One at 9pm.

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10:40pm Fri 14 Mar 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

She's dead poor love, going on about it won't bring her back, time to move on, despite how hard it is.
She's dead poor love, going on about it won't bring her back, time to move on, despite how hard it is. NO EINSTEIN
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11:40pm Fri 14 Mar 14

LibraGirl01 says...

Relating to No Einstein:

The thing is, Claudia may NOT be impossible to rescue. There have been a number of cases in the UK and other countries where missing people have been discovered after being held for years as slaves to their captor.

There IS still hope and re-presenting evidence and leads may jog someone's memory - or conscience!
Relating to No Einstein: The thing is, Claudia may NOT be impossible to rescue. There have been a number of cases in the UK and other countries where missing people have been discovered after being held for years as slaves to their captor. There IS still hope and re-presenting evidence and leads may jog someone's memory - or conscience! LibraGirl01
  • Score: 6

12:28am Sat 15 Mar 14

settheworldonfire says...

LibraGirl01 wrote:
Relating to No Einstein: The thing is, Claudia may NOT be impossible to rescue. There have been a number of cases in the UK and other countries where missing people have been discovered after being held for years as slaves to their captor. There IS still hope and re-presenting evidence and leads may jog someone's memory - or conscience!
Did she ever have a relationship with a dark skinned man?
Do the police have any leads or routes of enquiries in this way?
[quote][p][bold]LibraGirl01[/bold] wrote: Relating to No Einstein: The thing is, Claudia may NOT be impossible to rescue. There have been a number of cases in the UK and other countries where missing people have been discovered after being held for years as slaves to their captor. There IS still hope and re-presenting evidence and leads may jog someone's memory - or conscience![/p][/quote]Did she ever have a relationship with a dark skinned man? Do the police have any leads or routes of enquiries in this way? settheworldonfire
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1:02am Sat 15 Mar 14

LibraGirl01 says...

Slightly puzzled as to what relevance the words posted by 'settheworldonfire' have to my earlier posting.

Examples of the cases of slavery that I was recalling were a recent case in London where I believe three ladies were found and rescued, having been held as slaves by some men for a period of years.

There was also a case of a man, I believe from Austria, who held three women (two of them from teenage hood) as slaves for many years. They were finally rescued after one got free and called to a neighbour for help - and that neighbour called in the Police thank heavens. Let's hope for a positive outcome!
Slightly puzzled as to what relevance the words posted by 'settheworldonfire' have to my earlier posting. Examples of the cases of slavery that I was recalling were a recent case in London where I believe three ladies were found and rescued, having been held as slaves by some men for a period of years. There was also a case of a man, I believe from Austria, who held three women (two of them from teenage hood) as slaves for many years. They were finally rescued after one got free and called to a neighbour for help - and that neighbour called in the Police thank heavens. Let's hope for a positive outcome! LibraGirl01
  • Score: 2

9:39am Sat 15 Mar 14

Statler4 says...

NO EINSTEIN wrote:
She's dead poor love, going on about it won't bring her back, time to move on, despite how hard it is.
Even if she is dead, it's certain that she did not die from natural causes and whoever is responsible has to be caught. It's not a matter of going on about it, this is an official murder investigation and cannot simply be dropped and forgotten about. If she is alive, she is being held somewhere against her will and again a crime has been committed.
[quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: She's dead poor love, going on about it won't bring her back, time to move on, despite how hard it is.[/p][/quote]Even if she is dead, it's certain that she did not die from natural causes and whoever is responsible has to be caught. It's not a matter of going on about it, this is an official murder investigation and cannot simply be dropped and forgotten about. If she is alive, she is being held somewhere against her will and again a crime has been committed. Statler4
  • Score: 7

12:28pm Sat 15 Mar 14

ian923 says...

I,m surprised police have new information to reveal because initially the original investigation was secretive and little or no information was shared with any other Police or staff not directly involved in the investigation. They should have kept all officers and police investigative staff informed and asked them all to ask anyone they came into contact with if they knew Claudia or anyone else who knew her. These details could have been passed daily to the investigating team for further investigation and may have gleaned vital information. No one ever seemed to think of this even though several reviews took place.
I,m surprised police have new information to reveal because initially the original investigation was secretive and little or no information was shared with any other Police or staff not directly involved in the investigation. They should have kept all officers and police investigative staff informed and asked them all to ask anyone they came into contact with if they knew Claudia or anyone else who knew her. These details could have been passed daily to the investigating team for further investigation and may have gleaned vital information. No one ever seemed to think of this even though several reviews took place. ian923
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Sat 15 Mar 14

David Lacey says...

Her poor dad. He has to live with not knowing every day. For his sake I hope that it all ends with clarity sooner rather than later.
Her poor dad. He has to live with not knowing every day. For his sake I hope that it all ends with clarity sooner rather than later. David Lacey
  • Score: 1

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