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Man finds son, missing 2 years, after TV appeal

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Andrew Bushe

DUBLIN — An English child who has been missing for more than two years after being taken from his north London home has been found safe in Ireland after an emotional TV appeal by his father.

With the help of gardai, Tony Bramley, the father of 4-year-old Paz, had been searching new age travelers’ camps around the country, particularly in Cork and Kerry, in recent weeks.

Bramley traveled to Ireland after British police received information that the child was here.

He described on the "Late Late Show" his long search for his missing son.

"It is just a constant state of desperation," he said on the show. "People assume that as time goes on you miss your child less or the pain becomes less pronounced or life becomes easier.

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"That’s not the case. I miss Paz as much today as the day he disappeared."

Bramley said that the boy had disappeared with his mother, Helen Somerville, in October 1997. He had been granted custody of his son by the British courts.

The boy was found following a number of calls in response to the "Late Late Show" appearance.

It is understood the boy was found in North Cork. A Garda spokesman would only say that Paz was safe and well but refused to give further details because of a High Court order.

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