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Mum devastated after Morquio Syndrome sufferer Sam taken off drug

The mother of a seriously ill boy in Otley has said she's devastated after being told that the life-changing treatment that her son receives will not be provided beyond the 12th of May.

Six-year-old Sam Brown, who has Morquio Syndrome, has been given the drug vimizin as an act of good will by the drug company whilst the NHS decides whether to provide funding.


Police investigate assault on boy in Grimsby

Police in Grimsby are investigating an assault on a 12-year-old school boy who was making his way home from school.

The incident happened around on Millfield Avenue, Scartho as the boy cycled home.

The boy has told police that he was approached by two unknown teenage boys who began spitting at him.

When he questioned them as to why they were doing that, the boys became abusive towards him prompting the schoolboy to cycle off around the corner being pursued by the aggressors.

On catching up with the boy he claims to have been pulled from his cycle and assaulted by the two who then ran off.

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