On the fateful day of 18 March 2009, the sudden disappearance of a chef from York sparked an extensive missing person inquiry that captured the attention of the people of York.

This unparalleled investigation considered the largest of its kind, has baffled investigators and the public for years.

True Crime UK now presents a captivating two-part mini-series that delves deep into this enigmatic case, providing viewers with an exclusive glimpse into the perplexing events, alongside the expertise of Mike Laycock, a seasoned reporter from the York Press.

With meticulous attention to detail, the documentary takes audiences on a gripping journey. Part 1 of the series focuses on Claudia's final known whereabouts, as well as the initial stages of the investigation conducted in 2009.

Mark Williams-Thomas, Newsquest's Group Investigations Editor, renowned for his groundbreaking work in exposing Jimmy Savile as a paedophile in the seminal documentary "The Other Side of Jimmy Savile," lends his expertise to the Claudia Lawrence documentary. Regarding this mini-series the former detective said: "We will for the first time, bring you the most definitive timeline and overview of the investigation, bringing you right up to date.

"In addition, we showcase some very interesting information about Claudia’s phone records."

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