Police searching for missing chef Claudia Lawrence have a potentially "crucial" new lead after a new witness came forward.
Lawrence, who was 35 when she vanished, was reported missing in 2009 after failing to turn up for work as a chef at the University of York.
North Yorkshire Police said the new information related to the time of her disappearance, according to the BBC.
They said the new line of inquiry might prompt a fresh police appeal.
The force has always treated the case as one of suspected murder but scaled down the investigation after 16 months in July 2010.
By Neil Gerrard
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