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Blow for family after missing man's mother dies

The family of a missing man who've endured months of anguish over his disappearance - have been dealt a terrible new blow after his mother died - they say from a broken heart.

Damion Vernon from Bridlington was reported missing in December and since then his mother Margaret has campaigned for his safe return.

But on Saturday night, she died suddenly - Helen Steel has been to see her family and spoken to Margaret's sister Bridget:

Fresh appeal to find missing man after mother's death

The family of a man missing from Bridlington have issued a fresh appeal to find him after the death of his mother.

Damion Vernon's mother, Margaret, died at the weekend - her family say brokenhearted.

Despite appeals for her son to get in touch, he's never done so. His car was found in Wakefield, where a police search of the nearby River Calder found nothing.

His aunt Bridget Bean says they're facing a race against time to find Damion.

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Mother of missing Bridlington man dies

The family of a missing man from Bridlington have spoken of their heartache after his mother died without seeing him again.

Damion Vernon disappeared five months ago.

His mother Margaret appeared on Calendar as part of her search to find him in January - but she died on Saturday.

Damion's mother, Margaret on Calendar

Mr Vernon, 32, went missing before Christmas last year.

The father-of-two was last seen in Wakefield, where police later began an underwater search of the River Calder.

It is believed he was on his way to pick up a car in South Yorkshire when he went missing.

Woman charged over Bridlington murder

A woman has been charged with the murder of a Bridlington man last summer.

Credit: Humberside Police

30-year-old Katie Marie Rose of Brdilington is charged with killing Graham White on 27 August 2014 on Sewerby Road, Bridlington.

Humberside Police say:

Mr White sustained a fatal injury on Sewerby Road, Bridlington following a disturbance at 0425hrs on Wednesday 27 August 2014. The disturbance was isolated incident involving two groups of people who were known to one another at an address on Sewerby Road

– Humberside Police

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John Heald: I killed landlady by accident

A man accused of murdering Bridlington landlady Bei Carter says he killed her by accident and never intended to hurt her.

John Heald

53-year-old John Heald from Rotherham said he had armed himself with a knife outside his room at the Morayland hotel after overhearing two men threatening to slash him.

He said he got in a struggle when Mrs Carter surprised him and grabbed the knife and as they struggled she screamed and fell back.

RNLI promote January safety campaign

More fishermen die in January than in any other month of the year. That's the warning from lifeboat crews at the start of a new safety campaign to try to make fishing boats safer.

The RNLI says too many boat owners allow their vessels to become unstable - risking their lives and those of the people who may need to come to try and rescue them. James Webster has been to Bridlington to find out more:

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