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Introduction to the Claudia Lawrence investigation

North Yorkshire Police's commitment and determination to solve the case and bring closure for Claudia's loved-ones, is undiminished by the passage of time. Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, head of the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team, led a comprehensive review of the original investigation between the autumn of 2013 to the beginning of 2017.

This was supported by national experts from other forces and agencies, including forensic specialists who completed a re-examination of Claudia’s home on Heworth Road in York.

As a result of this work, Det Supt Malyn and his team identified new lines of enquiry and fresh public appeals to pursue, as well as renewed appeals on previous key items of interest to the investigation.

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Mason, the then Head of Crime for North Yorkshire Police, said at the time of the review: “The decision to focus and prioritise the efforts of the enhanced Major Crime Unit on this case and undertake a comprehensive review of the original investigation, is producing progressive results which we expect to continue over time.”


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