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Polish woman appeals for help to find son missing with estranged husband

 

Judge gives Leyla Dad permission to write open letter to six-year-old Mani, who vanished from home in Kielce, Poland, and is thought to be with his British father

21st June 2015

 

Judge gives Leyla Dad permission to write open letter to six-year-old Mani, who vanished from home in Kielce, Poland, and is thought to be with his British father

A Polish woman whose six-year-old son has gone missing with her estranged husband has written the boy an emotional open letter telling him: “I love you from the moon and back.”

Leyla Dad, 33, has launched proceedings in the family division of the high court in a bid to trace her son Mani.

Dad also issued a public plea, writing: “Please help me find my baby boy.”

Solicitors representing Dad said the child disappeared in January from his home in Kielce, Poland. They said the boy was thought to be in the UK with his British father, Zayn Dean, 47, who is also known as Dholtana Dad.

In the emotional letter, Leyla Dad writes: “Please, please do not worry baby, I promise I will see you very soon.”

“I promise we will be together again soon my baby. I love you from the moon and back and all the universe too.”

She adds: “When you are older I can explain this all to you, and you will know that I would never ever, ever want to be separated from you. This is killing me.”

She then appeals to the public, writing: “Please, please can anyone out there who reads this please help me find my baby boy.”

The letter ends with: “Mani I love you so much and I miss you every second of every day. I promise you will never be away from me ever again. I am, and will be, with you always.”

A judge has given the legal team permission to disclose details of the case in the hope that members of the public can help find the child. Mr Justice Bodey gave permission after analysing the case at a private hearing in the family division of the high court.

Details of the case were first released last week in a statement from lawyers – including solicitors Anne-Marie Hutchinson and Katherine Res Pritchard of Dawson Cornwell, and barrister Mehvish Chaudhry – who are representing Leyla Dad.

A photo of the mother and son show them sitting and enjoying ice-creams on a summer’s day.

Leyla Dad and Zayn Dean married in England in 2008 and then moved to Poland in 2013.

A year later the father returned to England while Mani stayed with his mother in Poland.

Dad had agreed that her estranged husband could take Mani on a short trip to Warsaw in January 2015, and Dad had kept Mani’s British and Polish passports, lawyers said.

“The mother spoke to Mani on January 5 2015 and the father was due to return Mani to his mother’s care on Tuesday January 6,’’ said the statement.

Instead, she received an email from the father telling her that he and Mani were on their way to the UK via Germany, lawyers said.

Zayn Dean told his estranged wife that he had obtained temporary travel documents for both her and Mani.

However, it is still not known how or if travel documents were obtained for Mani enabling the father to remove him from Poland to the UK.

Lawyers said Dean had family links to Bedford and Kettering in Northamptonshire, and added that he was a businessman involved in property.

“This is a desperately sad case involving the removal of a very young child from his home in Poland and separated from his mother who has been his primary carer from birth,” Dad’s lawyers said in statement.

Father and son had not been seen or located since January, lawyers said, adding the child had been “wrongfully removed’’ from Poland.

Dad has begun legal proceedings under the terms of the 1980 Hague convention on civil aspects of international child abduction, her lawyers confirmed.

‘You are always with me’: Letter from Leyla Dad to her missing six-year-old son

 

Dear Mani

Please, please do not worry baby I promise I will see you very soon.

I miss you so much I am dying to see you but I don’t know where you are. You are my baby and I don’t know where you are.

I know that we will see each other again soon, and when you are older I can explain this all to you, and you will know that I would never ever, ever want to be separated from you. This is killing me.

You are always with me, you’ve always been with me, you are always in my heart and you always will be.

When I see you I will squeeze you so tight and never let you go.

When we are back together everything can go back to normal and I promise you that you will be safe and nothing will ever change that.

You probably don’t know what’s happening and I wish you were here so I could make you feel better.

Please, please do not worry. I know it has been a long time since I saw you but I love you so much and you are in my heart and in my thoughts every second of every day.

I promise we will be together again soon my baby.

I love you from the moon and back and all the universe too.

I hope and pray every day that anyone out there who sees this letter and sees your photo and sees your father’s photo that they report it as soon as possible so that we can be together again and be together forever.

Please, please can anyone out there who reads this please help me find my baby boy.

Mani I love you so much and I miss you every second of every day. I promise you will never be away from me ever again. I am, and will be, with you always.

Your Mama.

 

SOURCE: The Guardian

 

 

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