Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas is a two-part documentary series that follows the great and the good of Harrogate as they prepare for the town's annual Christmas windows competition.
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Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas - Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence - Netflix
Claudia Elizabeth Lawrence (27 February 1974 – disappeared 18 March 2009) was an English chef at the University of York who disappeared on 18 March 2009. Although the police have treated her disappearance as a case of murder, with various people arrested (but later released), her fate is unclear.
Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas - 2013 Major Crime Unit review - Netflix
In June 2013, NYP announced the £300,000 creation of a new Major Crime Unit (MCU), set up to ease the burden on day-to-day policing. Based in Harrogate, the MCU was to be tasked from October 2013 to handle crimes including rape and kidnap, and review cold cases. In July 2013, the force said the unit would assess several “stalled” cases when it opened in October, including the disappearance of a Harrogate woman in 1997 and that of Claudia Lawrence. The MCU subsequently assessed the case, and carried out new forensic searches at her home on Heworth Road. Using what were described as “advanced techniques not available in 2009”, the MCU found additional fingerprints and a man's DNA on a cigarette end in her car. Work surrounding her Samsung D900 mobile phone showed from cell site activity that she was in the Acomb area of York in the weeks leading up to her disappearance, and that the phone was deliberately turned off by someone at about 12:10 GMT on Thursday, 19 March 2009. On the fifth anniversary of her disappearance, a new appeal was made on the BBC's Crimewatch, which aired on 19 March 2014. CCTV footage, recovered in 2009, showed a silver Ford Focus hatchback car, manufactured between 1998 and 2004, driving along Heworth Road. The car's brake lights come on, as it approaches level with Claudia's house. On 13 May 2014, a 59-year-old man was arrested by NYP at a house in Burnholme Grove on suspicion of Claudia's murder. The man has been named locally as Michael Snelling, believed to be a project co-ordinator for the mental health charity, York Mind, who until 2013 worked for the Biology department at the University of York. NYP, who also assisted Northumbria Police in a search of his deceased mother's house at North Shields, Tyneside, said that further arrests could not be ruled out. Snelling was released on police bail the following day and the forensic search of his York property ended on 21 May 2014. Snelling was re-bailed on 12 June 2014. On 23 March 2015 police announced that a local man in his 50s had been arrested on suspicion of murder, following a fresh search of an alleyway near Lawrence's home. However, on 8 March 2016, the Crown Prosecution Service abandoned proceedings against the four men who had been arrested on suspicion of murder, citing lack of evidence. The NYP blamed a lack of co-operation from witnesses.
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