An 11 year-old girl brought to England by her Latvian mother should return to her Italian father, the High Court has ruled.
The couple met and married in that country but their daughter, ‘GP’,, was born during one of their regular stays in Latvia.
By the latter part of 2010 the couple were living permanently in Italy, specifically in the central Italian city of San Benedetto Del Tronto. But at the same time their marriage was starting to break down. Early the following year divorce proceedings began.
One day he mother took their daughter to Sommacampagna, no less than 450 km (278 miles) away in Northern Italy.
The father complained to the Police and the mother eventually received a one year jail sentence for this abduction. An Italian court judgement explained:
“The Mother had acted in a pre-meditated manner, and unilaterally so as to separate the Father…
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