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Post by Guest on 13.05.14 11:13

 bn Man held over Claudia Lawrence case


Man, 59, arrested on suspicion of murdering missing York chef Claudia Lawrence

More to follow.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27392172

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Post by plebgate on 13.05.14 11:25

Thanks for posting CF.   It was only a few months back that a forensic team spent a few weeks in Claudia's home carrying out a deep search with new techniques available IIRC,   So an arrest on suspicion of murder even though Claudia's body has not been found.

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Post by Clocker on 13.05.14 11:30

A car has been seized. So im presuming that even after 5 years it must still be possible to find forensic evidence in the car. Further arrests could not be ruled out.

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Post by Rasputin on 13.05.14 11:32

Somebody has had the dreaded knock on the door !! , lets hope this is one of many cold cases to be cracked...well done Yorkshire police !!!

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Post by PeterMac on 13.05.14 11:53

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2627016/Detectives-investigating-2009-disappearance-Claudia-Lawrence-arrest-59-year-old-man-York-suspicion-murder.html
BREAKING NEWS: Detectives investigating 2009 disappearance of Claudia Lawrence arrest 59-year-old man from York on suspicion of murder
It has been five years since Claudia Lawrence, 35, disappeared
Man, 59, is in custody and his vehicle has been seized
Claudia's family have been told and are being supported by trained officers
Crimewatch appeal asked for public to help identify men seen on day she vanished, including one in his late fifties outside her home
But North Yorkshire Police would not confirm if this was the man held

By MARTIN ROBINSON
PUBLISHED: 10:14 GMT, 13 May 2014 | UPDATED: 10:42 GMT, 13 May 2014
Arrest: Five years since Claudia Lawrence went missing, a 59-year-old man has been held on suspicion of her murder
A 59-year-old man has today been arrested on suspicion of the murder of missing chef Claudia Lawrence, who disappeared five years ago.
North Yorkshire Police has said the forensic examinations and searches are being conducted in York, where she went missing, and a car has also been seized.
But detectives say Claudia's body has not been found.
Her family have been notified and are being supported by trained officers, the force said.
The arrest came on the back of a high profile Crimewatch appeal last month, on the fifth anniversary of her disappearance.
Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, who is leading a new review of the case started last year, said that they were making attempts to trace one 'hugely significant' man.
The suspect, described at the time as 55 to 65, was seen outside her house in Heworth Road by a witness at 6.45am on the morning of Miss Lawrence's disappearance - March 19 2009 - and was described  with grey mid-length hair, and wearing a three-quarter length sandy coloured mac.
North Yorkshire Police refused to reveal whether this was the man who had been arrested or if it was on the back of the Crimewatch appeal.
The force launched a review of the investigation last year after a new major crime unit was established by the force.
Miss Lawrence was 35 when she was reported missing by her father, Peter, on March 20 2009.
Peter Lawrence, right, the father of Claudia, left, described the uncertainty surrounding the case as 'a cancer'
She was last seen at around 3.05pm on March 18, walking back towards her home, and that night she spoke to both her parents on the phone.
It is thought something happened to her after she left for work early on March 19.
Mr Malyn's team has spent two months re-examining Miss Lawrence's small, terraced home.
They also found the DNA profile of an unknown man on a cigarette butt in the university chef's Vauxhall Corsa.
The 'left-handed smoker' who was seen on a bridge with a woman on the morning Miss Lawrence vanished has never been found. Pictured: A previous reconstruction by the BBC's Crimewatch
A cigarette butt found in Miss Lawrence's car, which was being repaired when she disappeared, is being reexamined
Police have said before that Miss Lawrence's mobile and rucksack have never been found.
Her father has mounted a five-year campaign to find his daughter.
At the anniversary in March, he discussed the 'torture' his family had suffered through five years of not knowing what has happened to her
DNA in a car ! ! !

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Post by plebgate on 13.05.14 12:06

Throughout, Claudia's father has looked a broken man, no smiles at all when I have seen him on tv.

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Post by MrsC on 13.05.14 12:07

And the police didn't even give the poor guy a chance to flee - they could have at least advertised they were coming to get him in the local rags or national news!



Poor Claudia, RIP sweetheart. I hope they get whoever harmed you. x

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Post by sofieellis on 13.05.14 13:13

I sincerely hope that this news will lead to some sense of closure for Claudia's poor parents. I also hope that they will be able to recover her body so that her family will be able to lay her to rest properly.

R.I.P. Claudia x

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Post by frost on 13.05.14 14:01

I hope with this arrest that they will now find her body and that the arrested person is infact the perpetrator . Then her poor family and friends will be able to lay her to rest and perhaps at last find some peace . RIP Claudia .

Hopefully if forensics can bring to light new evidence so far down the line in this case they will be able to do the same for Madeleine .

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Post by sofieellis on 13.05.14 14:06

Police forensic officers are searching a house less than a mile away from Claudia's, plus a garage and a car. They must believe it's possible for them to find forensic evidence after all this time.

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Post by galena on 13.05.14 14:23

candyfloss wrote: bn Man held over Claudia Lawrence case


Man, 59, arrested on suspicion of murdering missing York chef Claudia Lawrence

More to follow.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27392172
This illustrates something I said in the digging thread - usually when a case is solved/an arrest made it comes out of the blue - rather than being preceded by a media flurry of interest, cameras following our boys in blue etc etc while they carry out their investigations amid annoucements that arrests are imminent. What makes the McCann case so different?

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Post by PeterMac on 13.05.14 14:27

@galena wrote:
This illustrates something I said in the digging thread - usually when a case is solved/an arrest made it comes out of the blue - rather than being preceded by a media flurry of interest, cameras following our boys in blue etc etc while they carry out their investigations amid annoucements that arrests are imminent. What makes the McCann case so different?

Precisely.
The fact of the new forensic search of her house could not be kept secret, but what they found was closely guarded.

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Post by notlongnow on 13.05.14 14:27

@galena wrote:
candyfloss wrote: bn Man held over Claudia Lawrence case


Man, 59, arrested on suspicion of murdering missing York chef Claudia Lawrence

More to follow.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27392172
This illustrates something I said in the digging thread - usually when a case is solved/an arrest made it comes out of the blue - rather than being preceded by a media flurry of interest, cameras following our boys in blue etc etc while they carry out their investigations amid annoucements that arrests are imminent. What makes the McCann case so different?
Sadly from what i've seen and read,everything.

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Post by PeterMac on 13.05.14 14:34

So the McCanns have backed another loser.
Candle-light vigil in the Minster, stealing the limelight from the Lawrence family. .
and now
Man arrested for Murder.

Oooops !

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Spudgun - a long time ago

Post by PeterMac on 13.05.14 14:44

http://spudgunsspoutings.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/what-katy-did-next.html
monday, 28 february 2011
What KATY did next...........
I would hesitate to assert that I actually ‘enjoy’ a reputation of being a vociferous critic of Kate and Gerry McCann.
I have always found it most amusing and occasionally frustrating, (and still do) that, given that I consider myself a sometime serious investigative journalist of quite a few proud achievements over an 18 year period, that my moniker should only ever be associated with my musings over and a video relating to an, (as yet), unsolved and unfathomable missing child case.
SNIPPED
OK, I DID make a comment about how lacking in conviction they made themselves look when they made an extensive Press Conference where the McCanns stated that they “would NOT leave Portugal without Madeleine”, 24 hours before being made official Arguidos and around 60 hours before, erm...........leaving Portugal without Madeleine.
But I have NEVER criticised or seriously questioned a specific act that either Kate or Gerry have undertaken.
Until now.
Claudia Lawrence, a 35 year  ld British woman, was last seen in March of 2009. The pain and trauma relating to her absence and to the uncertainty of her whereabouts must surely be immense for those who know her and to all whom Claudia means something.
Her fate is unknown.
On Sunday 27th February, a candle-lit vigil marking Claudia’s 37th Birthday was held at York Minster, presided over by the Archbishop of York.
Of course, it is true that in his local newspaper, Peter Lawrence, Claudia’s father, was reported as saying that he was “keen that other people who have had a relative or loved one go missing will attend the vigil – there is an open invitation.”
However, given that there is absolutely nothing, ostensibly, linking Madeleine McCann to Claudia Lawrence over and above the MANY thousands of other missing persons in the UK, a CYNICAL bastard might suggest that such an event merely presents a golden opportunity for Kate McCann to be photographed lighting a candle, pictured in every newspaper covering the event.
But such a vile publicity stunt would surely be way beyond the realms of what even Clarence and the McCanns would deem to be decency.
It would surely be beyond the limits of even the British Press, to allow such a poignant and sad vigil to be upstaged by using such a photo opportunity. It would never happen.
Right?

And she is a Catholic, lighting a candle in an Anglican Minster

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Post by sofieellis on 13.05.14 15:06

My Mum is a very devout Catholic. She also attends and participates in services at Anglican Churches. There are a lot of ecumenical,, joined services these days. It's not a big deal like it was years ago. (My Mum's Priest threatened to have her ex-communicated many years ago, if she attended her best friend's wedding in a Protestant Church).

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Post by ChippyM on 13.05.14 15:16

@galena wrote:
This illustrates something I said in the digging thread - usually when a case is solved/an arrest made it comes out of the blue - rather than being preceded by a media flurry of interest, cameras following our boys in blue etc etc while they carry out their investigations amid annoucements that arrests are imminent. What makes the McCann case so different?

Lawrence Case = an adult woman, had various relationships, caring parents who obviously had nothing to do with her dissapearence and don't employ Clarence Mitchell to feed endless speculation to the press for their own benefit.

McCann case = a young child, mysteriously dissapears, parents who neglected said child and have a huge media team to try and keep the public on their side through leaking stories.

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Post by sofieellis on 13.05.14 18:03

The man has been named locally as Michael Snelling, a mental health worker.

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Post by PeterMac on 13.05.14 18:25

@ChippyM wrote:What makes the McCann case so different?
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Lawrence Case = an adult woman, had various relationships, caring parents who obviously had nothing to do with her dissapearence and don't employ Clarence Mitchell to feed endless speculation to the press for their own benefit.

McCann case = a young child, mysteriously dissapears, parents who neglected said child and have a huge media team to try and keep the public on their side through leaking stories.[/quote]

Not to mention a multi million pound "£UND"

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Post by canada12 on 13.05.14 18:30

Fingerprints had been uncovered using techniques not available in 2009, they said.


http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-27392172

This is encouraging news...

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Post by ChippyM on 13.05.14 18:38

Yes indeed PM how could I forget 'The Fund'!

 
 Something I found intersting about the latest updates on this case,  2 houses and gardens being searched in a case where a body has never been found. Maybe it's a long shot but they would have to consider that a body may be at one of the properties.

 
'North Yorkshire Police have sealed off the York house of a mental health worker named locally as Michael Snelling and his car has also been seized.
Officers were also digging in the garden and near the property's detached garage and also spent long periods in the shed, neighbours said.
The property is less than half a mile from Claudia's home, where she was last seen in 2009.
Police removed bags of evidence, documents and a suitcase before the house was sealed with metal shutters. 
A neighbour on Burnholme Grove, who did not wish to be named, said: 'The police arrived at around 7am this morning but I didn't see anyone being arrested.

'Mike has lived there for years, about 20 years by himself, no kids or a wife or anything.
'He works for a mental health charity in York'.
A source added: 'He's football mad and everybody calls him Geordie Mick. He goes to Newcastle every other weekend to watch the matches.'
Police officers brought in vacant property specialists to board up the house in Burnholme Grove and a cordon has also been placed around it.
It also emerged that a different property almost 100 miles away - in North Shields, Tyneside - is also being searched by a forensics team from Yorkshire.
MailOnline understands it belongs to the suspect's 84-year-old mother, who was moved to a care home two months ago, neighbours said.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2627016/Man-arrested-suspicion-Claudia-Lawrence-murder.html#ixzz31cO75YfE
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Post by sofieellis on 13.05.14 18:51

I wonder if his poor mum knows what's going on.

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Post by ChippyM on 13.05.14 18:57


  Interesting. He seemed to run free mental health workshops where he probably met vulnerable people.

He also seemed to work at the University of York, in the biology dept.

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