Detectives investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence have released a 47-year-old man from bail.
He was arrested on July 23, 2014 on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. The man was released from his bail conditions on Tuesday (April 14).
This decision was made after police consulted the Crown Prosecution Service, and following information the man provided to detectives which was said to have “progressed the investigation and clarified certain issues”.
Head of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Crime Unit and the man leading the Claudia Lawrence investigation, Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, said:
People should also be reminded that any arrest we make must be based on evidence, be that from witnesses, forensic examinations and/or on the basis of other information we gather.
I am convinced the breakthrough in the investigation will be from this relentless pursuit for the truth.
Det Supt Malyn again urged people not to identify the arrested man under any circumstances because identification is an issue in the case. This includes his name, photograph, home address, place of work or any vehicles connected to him.
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