Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann,
joins Peter Lawrence, father of York chef Claudia Lawrence,
during a Vigil for the Missing at York Minster yesterday.
father of missing York chef
has been joined by the
Madeleine McCann as he held a candlelit vigil to mark his
daughter's 37th birthday.
Peter Lawrence and
Kate McCann walked sideby- side through
the streets of York as they led a procession to York Minster for a
service to remember missing loved ones.
The vigil, which was also attended by the
Archbishop of York, was organised by Mr Lawrence as a way of
showing support for the families and friends of missing people.
64-year-old solicitor led a procession to the minster, where candles
were lit at the high altar.
Lawrence said that although almost two years have passed since his
daughter's disappearance, he is determined to keep Claudia in the public
'It's obviously difficult, but I made my mind up at the beginning that
that's what I would do, so that's why I am here,' he said.
am told that information is still trickling in.
That's why I'm here saying please give whatever information you have to
McCann has conducted a high-profile search for daughter Madeline since
she vanished while on holiday in Portugal in 2007, aged four.
McCann said: 'Our daughters are different ages, and the circumstances
are very different, but we share the same pain and fear and hope.
Lawrence was born in Malton, North Yorkshire, and lived in the Heworth
area of York.
Her parents are originally from Darlington.
has not been seen since she failed to arrive for work at York University
in March 2009.
Yesterday, a spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said investigators
were no closer to finding out what has happened to the York University
would ask anyone with information to contact us,' he said Anyone with
information is asked to call police on 0845-60-60-24-7 or Crimestoppers