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Missing mother Natalie Foster and baby found safe

Natalie Foster
Image caption Natalie Foster made contact with police on Sunday

A teenage mother and her baby son who disappeared following an assault on her father have been found safe and well.

Natalie Foster, 18, and son Robert had not been seen since Friday, when James Smith, 43, was attacked at a caravan site in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.

Mrs Foster and her son went to Northallerton police station on Sunday.

Police are continuing to search for Mrs Foster's husband Robert, 22, formerly of South Bank, Middlesbrough, in connection with the incident.

Officers had said they were "extremely concerned" for the mother and seven-month-old boy's safety after the attack at their home.

Mr Smith has undergone surgery on injuries sustained in the assault at Seamer Caravan Site and is in a stable condition in James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

Two men from Middlesbrough, aged 30 and 20, have been charged with unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

They are due to appear at Northallerton Magistrates' Court later.

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