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Mum happy to have photo back

PUBLISHED: 19:47 10 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:11 03 March 2010

REUNITED at last.

A black and white photograph of a little boy was found face down in the mud by a good samaritan.

But after a plea in the Evening Star, and Ipswich mother instantly recognised the face of her son looking up at her as she read the paper.

REUNITED at last.

A black and white photograph of a little boy was found face down in the mud by a good samaritan.

But after a plea in the Evening Star, and Ipswich mother instantly recognised the face of her son looking up at her as she read the paper.

Now the Star can reveal his story and how he came to be found 30 years after the picture was first taken.

It belongs to Sue Bradshaw and is a treasured picture of her youngest son, Timothy Bradshaw, taken when he was about five years old.

"I would just like to thank the kind woman who found this. It is wonderful to have it back as it is such a lovely picture of him.

"My mother died recently and we have been having a big clear out. I think it must have been in a drawer somewhere and accidentally got thrown out with the rubbish and then found its way out of the wheelie bin," said the 63-year-old, of Dale Hall Lane, Ipswich.

Timothy Bradshaw, 35, is now a career advisor in London and is not recognisable from the angelic face peering in to the camera.

"This was taken when he was about five while he was staying with my mother in Hampshire. She had them taken of all three of my children and the funny thing is that after this photograph appeared in the Evening Star people kept thinking it was my other son, Richard," she added.

It maybe some years since Timothy sat playing with his aeroplane but it seems his mum is more than happy to be re-united with her little boy's likeness.

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