THE CASE surrounding the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence five years ago has reopened due to new leads. Earlier this month, York Vision reported that North Yorkshire Police had discovered new leads in the case, arresting ex-UoY worker, Michael Snelling.
The 59-year-old man used to work in the University’s Biology department and is the first major lead in the past five years for the Police.
A reward of £10,000 is being offered by Crimestoppers to anyone who can give key information.
David Duncan, the University’s Registrar told Vision, “we obviously hope that the Police will be able to bring this long-running case to a successful conclusion in the near future. “However, North Yorkshire Police have issued clear advice that the media and public should be very careful about what they say about the case while it is still under investigation. We will abide by this advice.”
Kallum Taylor shared similar sentiments saying that the university “stand beside Claudia’s family in their quest for closure and hope that the current investigations are resolved sooner rather than later.”