LAWYERS trying to trace the mother of a Huddersfield man are following up a sighting of her in Bradford.
Solicitors are trying to track down the mother and brothers of Yousaf Ramzan, who needs to prove a DNA link in order to get a passport to live in Britain.
Solicitors appealed in the Examiner earlier this year for help to find Ruth Farrell, who was born in Southampton, but moved to Huddersfield and gave birth to Yousaf at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in March, 1969.
An article in the Examiner last Saturday updated the story to say that solicitors were now trying to contact Ms Farrell's twin sister.
But despite all their efforts, solicitors have been unable to trace Ms Farrell.
Yousaf's father, Mohammed, took him to Pakistan when the couple split up in 1978. Mohammed died in Pakistan in 1999.
Yousaf has been told by the Home Office that he must undergo DNA tests before he can have a British passport. He needs to find his mother and two brothers for that to be done.
Ms Anwara Begum, of Sandhill Solicitors in Manchester, said: "We have now had a positive sighting of Ruth Farrell in Bradford two years ago.
"A woman in Sheffield who heard about the Examiner story came forward to say she had seen Ruth.
Ms Begum said: "The woman has also given us details of some of Ruth's relatives, which we are following up. We will also be making appeals in Bradford."
Ms Begum added: "It is good news and provides new hope for Yousaf. Hopefully, in a couple of weeks, we may have more good news."
She can be contacted on 0161 249 2280.