The mother of Liverpool forward Luis Diaz has been rescued after she was kidnapped in Colombia but police are still searching for his missing father, the country’s president Gustavo Petro has said.
The Colombian attorney general’s office said earlier that it had assembled a team of investigators to search for the couple in Barrancas, a municipality in the northern La Guajira province.
According to a report in local media, the couple were taken from a filling station in Barrancas.
The national police confirmed the rescue of Diaz’s mother, Cilenis Marulanda, and said she spoke with police director William Rene Salamanca.
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