Claudia probe arrest ‘may bring forward more vital witnesses’

North Yorkshire Police launched a review of the original Claudia Lawrence investigation last year after a new major crime unit was established by the force.

The scene in the back garden of the house on Burnholme Grove in York. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Last year, the new investigation team conducted a detailed, two month re-examination of Miss Lawrence’s home.

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Then, in March this year, senior officers announced a series of new lines of inquiry on the fifth anniversary of her disappearance.