Watch the moment a mother and son are reunited after 53 years apart. Ann Lowery was forced to give her son Gary Collins up for adoption. But Gary tracked down his mother - who lives in Ripon - after a decade-long search - and flew in from Australia at the weekend.
Mother and son Ann Lowery and Gary Collins have been reunited - 53 years after she was forced to give him up for adoption.
Gary tracked down his mother - who lives in Ripon - after a decade-long search - and flew in from Australia at the weekend.
Four men arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction in Ripon have been released on bail.
Police attended a call that a 13-year-old girl had been approached by two men in a white van in Clotherholme Road on Thursday September 17.
Four men in a vehicle aged, 36,26, 22 and 20 from West Yorkshire were arrested.
Officers were also investigating whether this incident is linked to another report involved a 10-year-old boy on Lead Lane in Ripon on Saturday September 12.
Extra police patrols have put on in Ripon to reassure the local community as inquiries continue.
Four people have been arrested in Ripon after two suspicious incidents involving children.
Police were called at about 3.15pm yesterday, Thursday 17 September, to a report that a 13-year-old girl had been approached by two men in a white van in Clotherholme Road, Ripon.
Officers attended the scene and immediately began a search of the area. At about 4.20pm, a white Ford Transit van was stopped on the A61.
Four men in the vehicle, aged 36, 26, 22 and 20, and from the West Yorkshire area, were arrested on suspicion of attempted kidnap and conspiracy to kidnap. They remain in custody at this time.
Officers are investigating whether this incident is linked to a separate report involving a 10-year-old boy on Lead Lane, Ripon, on Saturday 12 September.
Police have increased patrols in the Ripon area to provide reassurance to local communities, and extensive enquiries are ongoing into these incidents.
Police have increased patrols in Ripon following reports of the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old boy.
Officers were called to Lead Lane on the afternoon of September 12 after a report that a man parked in a white van told the boy to get in as he walked past. The boy refused, ran away and informed his mother about the incident, who reported it to police.
The van is described as a white Transit van, with dents and some rust, with three men inside.
We understand that a report of this nature would cause concern in the local area and we have increased patrols locally to provide reassurance to our communities. Incidents of child abduction are thankfully rare and we are continuing the investigation to confirm the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has seen a van of this description in the Lead Lane area of Ripon is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or to contact Crimestoppers anonomously on 0800 555 111.
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The A61 in North Yorkshire has been reopened after a crash involving a bus and two cars at lunchtime.
A number of people, including two children, were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash between the no. 36 bus, a blue Vauxhall Zafira and a black Mini Cooper.
The A61 was closed at Killinghall for a few hours as the road was cleared.
The A61 in North Yorkshire is closed this lunchtime following a crash between a double decker bus and two cars.
A number of people, including two children, have reportedly been taken to Harrogate District hospital.
A blue Vauxhall Zafira and a black Mini Cooper are the two vehicles involved.
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