POLICE searching for a mother who is believed to have plunged 100ft to her death with her 12-year-old son, today released CCTV footage of the pair on their way to the Humber Bridge.
Police said it was "highly likely" that just over an hour later, Alison Davies and her son Ryan, died by jumping off the bridge within seconds of each other. They had travelled to the area from Stockport on April 12.
Poor quality CCTV footage recovered from a camera on one of the towers of the bridge showed two people climbing over the railings and falling from the footpath of the bridge into the water shortly before 4pm.
Today, Humberside Police released images of the mother and son arriving at Hull's Paragon railway station shortly before 2.40pm and said they "looked to be fit and well and there was nothing unusual about either appearance".
Detective Superintendent Colin Andrews said: "We are trying to piece together the last few hours of Ryan's life and, in order to do so, need to track down anyone who may have information regarding how he and Alison got to the Humber Bridge.
"On the footage they look like a very normal mother and son combination which makes it all the more sad and upsetting that these images show them in what we believe to be the last few hours of both their lives."
Ryan's body was found on Easter Sunday in the river at Swinefleet Haven, near Goole, nearly 20 miles up river from the Humber Bridge - four days after the incident on the bridge.
His family said he was a "cheery, outgoing and friendly" boy, but he suffered from fragile X syndrome, a hereditary condition that causes mental impairment. Ms Davies, 40, who suffered from depression, left a suicide note at her home. Police said it disclosed her distress and feelings of being a burden to her family.