Colombian guerrillas free Díaz’s father 

Colombian-born Liverpool footballer Luis Díaz’s father has been released by the left-wing guerrillas who kidnapped him 13 days ago, police sources and local media say.

Luis Manuel Díaz was handed over to United Nations and Catholic church officials by members of the National Liberation Army (ELN).

He was abducted on 28 October in the family’s hometown, Barrancas.

The footballer’s mother was also seized, but was freed within hours.

Local media said Mr Díaz was travelling by military helicopter to the city of Valledupar, where he would undergo a medical examination before being returned to his family.

They also quoted authorities as saying that he was in a good state of health, with no signs of mistreatment.

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