POLICE investigating the disappearance of Claire Holland have re-arrested a man on suspicion of her murder.

The arrest was made yesterday morning (Tuesday, 2 August) and the man is now in police custody for further questioning.

Claire, then aged 32, from Lawrence Weston north west Bristol, was last seen leaving Seamus O’Donnell’s pub in St Nicholas Street, Bristol around 11.15pm on June 6, 2012.

She was reported missing a few days later and has not been seen or heard from since.

Det Supt Darren Hannant of Avon and Somerset Police, said: “This operational activity marks a significant development in our investigation into Claire’s disappearance, which we continue to treat as suspicious.

“We’ve entered a new phase in our enquiries. We’ll be carrying out a forensic-led search of a public house in Gordon Road, Clifton due to specific new information we’ve received. 

“It’s important to reiterate that this search activity has no connection with the current or previous owners of the venue.  

“The searches at the pub may take several days to complete and officers from the Neighbourhood Policing team will be carrying out additional reassurance patrols in the area to answer any worries or concerns residents may have.

“Through our specialist family liaison officers, we’re keeping Claire’s family fully informed, as well as continuing to provide them with any help or support they need.

“In addition, we’re urging anyone with information on Claire’s disappearance no matter how insignificant it may seem to come forward and speak to us now. Use this opportunity to tell us what you know.”

If you have any information you can contact the police using their dedicated appeal page or by calling 101 and using case number 5219172645, or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111.