New TV appeal over Claudia Lawrence disappearance

York Press: New television appeal to mark anniversary of Claudia Lawrence disappearance New television appeal to mark anniversary of Claudia Lawrence disappearance

THE North Yorkshire Police team reviewing the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence will make a fresh appeal for information on national television next week.

BBC's Crimewatch, on Wednesday, will mark the fifth anniversary of Claudia's disappearance, and officers will announce a number of new leads in the investigation.

A spokesman said new information about Claudia's last-known movements would be revealed, and an appeal for help in finding two vehicles seen in the area at around the time of her disappearance would be launched.

Last July, North Yorkshire Police announced its Major Crimes Unit would carry out a complete review of Claudia's disappearance, and her parents Peter and Joan welcomed the announcement.

In October, forensic officers started a new search at Claudia's home, using techniques which were not available to them in 2009, and remained at the site for several weeks.

Last month marked Claudia's 40th birthday, and her parents spoke to The Press about how her absence has affected their day-to-day lives.

Peter Lawrence, Claudia's father, has led a high-profile campaign to keep Claudia's name and image in the public eye and is also expected to speak about her disappearance ahead of the anniversary.

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

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