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Man in Co-op at Tang Hall who said he knew Claudia

At mid-morning on 1 April 2009, a man entered the Co-Op store at Tang Hall in York. He commented to members of staff that he either knew Claudia or used to work with her.

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He is described as black, aged in his late 20s, about 5ft 8in tall, slim build and he spoke with an African accent. He was wearing what appears to be a light-coloured baseball-style cap with a darker peak with a “NASA” motif, a zip-up cardigan with the motif “Beverley Hills Polo” on the breast , blue jeans and white trainers with a pink stripe.

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Det Supt Malyn said: “The original investigation carried out enquires to locate this man. It is hoped this fresh appeal together with some CCTV images will help us identify who he is.

“I am urging this man to come forward to assist the investigation. Or if someone recognises him from the CCTV image taken from inside the shop, please contact the police.”