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Report: Runners from our region caught up in Boston attacks

Athletes and their families from our region are planning their return journeys after being caught up in the biggest terrorist attack to take place on American soil since nine eleven.

The two bomb blasts at the end of the Boston marathon killed three, critically injured 17 and left another 150 in hospital.

As far as we know no-one from our part of the world has been hurt - some though have stories of amazing escapes.

With a major investigation underway - the people of Boston in Lincolnshire - the mother town of the city in mourning, has paid its respects. Jon Hill reports.

Anxious time for colleagues of West Yorkshire runner in Boston marathon

Colleagues of a West Yorkshire firefighter who narrowly escaped the explosions at the Boston Marathon, have been speaking of their relief that he and his family are unhurt. It is thought Jeremy Hughes, who works at Morley Fire Station, crossed the finish line just minutes before the blasts.

He had been due to meet his wife Deborah there, when she rang and asked if they could meet instead at the family area - a couple of blocks away. The move meant the family had a lucky escape. It has been an anxious time for his workmates at the fire station, as Watch Commander Jamie Lister explains.


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