Leeds runner narrowly misses Boston explosion

Jeremy Hughes, a firefighter from Morley, was running the marathon and had travelled with his wife and son. He spoke to us a short time ago and said had his wife not asked him to change meeting places, he would have been at the finishing line when the explosion went off.

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Leeds runner at Boston blast

There are at least 20 people from our region who have taken part in the Boston Marathon - the scene of two explosions. Jeremy Hughes from Leeds, who ran the marathon, spoke to us from his hotel room.