‘Claudia is ever-present in his thoughts and prayers’

Peter Lawrence holds a photograph of his daughter Claudia. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
27 Feb 2020 @ 8.20 am
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Today is the 46th birthday of Claudia Lawrence.

The University of York chef was last heard from on 18 March 2009.

Martin Dales, friend and spokesman for Claudia’s father Peter Lawrence said today:

  • In Peter’s mind Claudia is ever-present in his thoughts and prayers even though he hasn’t had her around him for nearly 11 years.

    The pain of such a long absence does not go away: it is not something you get used to but rather manage whilst getting on with living day-to-day and waiting.

    Clearly someone has the knowledge of where Claudia is and is living with the secret that is causing such anguish for Peter and the family.

    Truth will out at some point and the sooner the better for the family, friends and police.

North Yorkshire Police believe Claudia was murdered. But no body has ever been found and, nearly 11 years later, we are no nearer to finding out what happened to her.

If you have any information that could help the police investigation, call them on 101 – or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.