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Father makes heartfelt plea for son to come home

Ryan Ranson went missing after being dropped off for work at Devonport Dockyard on Tuesday 20 January Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

17-year-old Ryan Ranson from Ivybridge in Devon has now been missing for a week. His father, Paul, says no matter what he may think, Ryan has done nothing wrong and he and his mother just want him home.

PICTURES: CCTV of missing teenager Ryan Ransom in Paddington Station

Ryan Ranson (bottom right) Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have released CCTV footage of missing teenager Ryan Ranson from last week.

The teenager can be seen in Paddington Station where he was last spotted withdrawing cash just before 10.15am on Friday 23rd January.

The 17-year-old from Ivybridge was last seen by his family on Tuesday after he was dropped off for work at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.

The 17-year-old from Ivybridge was last seen by his family on Tuesday Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

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Could missing Ryan be in Bath?

Ryan Ranson bought a ticket to Bath Spa at Paddington station on Friday Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police say a teenager who has been missing for almost a week could be in the Bath area.

Ryan Ranson from Ivybridge was reported missing after failing to turn up for work at Devonport Dockyard on Tuesday 20 January.

The 17-year-old was last seen on CCTV using his bank card at a cash point machine at Paddington train station in London, on Friday 23 January, shortly before 10.15am.

He bought a ticket to Bath Spa station.

Officers are making enquiries in Bath and London, as well as in Torbay and Blackpool after Ryan’s bank card was used there last week before he travelled to Paddington.

It’s been nearly a week now since Ryan went missing and his family are extremely concerned about him.

This is the first time he has gone missing and his disappearance is completely out of character.

There have been no sightings of Ryan since last Friday in London. We don’t know whether he is now in Bath, has returned to Devon or has gone somewhere else.

We are continuing to make enquiries to find him and would like to speak to anyone who sees Ryan or knows where he is.

– PC Rebecca Lockley, Devon & Cornwall Police

Police say missing teenager could be near Torquay

Ryan Ranson has been missing since last Tuesday Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are continuing to search for a teenager from Ivybridge who has been missing since last Tuesday.

Ryan Ranson was last seen after he was dropped off at work at Devonport Dockyard. His family say his disappearance is completely out of character.

Officers believe the 17-year-old may be in the Torquay area after his bank card was used at a cash point machine on The Strand on Wednesday afternoon.

Police are urging people to come forward who have any information about Ryan's whereabouts.

He may have used public transport to get to Torquay from Plymouth, and we are appealing to anyone who has seen him or knows where he is now to get in touch.

– Jonathan Ross, Devon & Cornwall Police

PM receives petition calling for ground breaking drug to be more widely available

The Prime Minister accepts the petition calling for Translana to be made more widely available. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Prime Minister has personally intervened in a campaign by a family from Devon to make a ground breaking drug more widely available.

The parents of Leo Le Gal, from Ivybridge, say it has slowed the onset of his muscle-wasting condition, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. But Leo is only getting the drug, Translana, as part of an American trial - it's still not approved here.

Today other parents gathered outside Downing Street calling for Translana to be made available here - and responding to a letter from another nine year old boy, the Prime Minister said he'd look into it.

On his return to Downing Street, Mr Cameron did just that, chatting to the boy and his family, and in a highly unusual move, accepting the petition and posing for pictures himself.

Tonight NHS England said that the drug might be fast tracked - for patients whose doctors say they have an urgent need.

Devon mum's petition for muscular dystrophy drug

Leo Le Gal is being treated with the drug, Translana, in America Credit: ITV News

A mother from Ivybridge in Devon is urging the government to approve a drug that could help treat children with muscular dystrophy.

Ruth Le Gal will meet MPs in Westminster later to hand over a petition. Her son is being treated in America with the drug - and while it's widely approved elsewhere in Europe, the NHS is yet to make it available here.

Children deteriorate very quickly who have got this illness and this medication can stop this illness, can keep them stable and keep them healthy.

– Ruth Le Gal, Leo's mother

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Mother calls on NHS to help children with muscular dystrophy

Ruth Le Gal's son has muscular dystrophy. Credit: ITV News

A mother from Devon is urging the NHS to approve a drug that could help treat children with muscular dystrophy.

Ruth Le Gal's son Leo is being treated with Translana in America - and while it is widely approved elsewhere in Europe, the NHS are yet to make it available here.

She says it is vital children get it as soon as possible.

Although the medication isn't designed or intended to restore function that has been lost - so we haven't seen him miraculously leap up and run around - it has stabilised his condition, which is a fantastic thing for us because it means he is no longer getting any worse.

– Ruth Le Gal
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