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Abducted Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson 'On Way Home'
Missing six-year-old girl Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson is reportedly on her way home three years after being abducted by her father.
Atiya vanished in November 2009 after going to stay with her father, Razwan Ali Anjum.
The former insurance salesman said he was taking the girl to Southport.
Instead he took her to Lahore, Pakistan, and told Atiya's mother, Gemma Wilkinson, that she was "never going to see Atiya again", courts have heard.
Anjum is serving a prison sentence in Britain for refusing to reveal his daughter's whereabouts despite a court order.
However, sources have now suggested Atiya has been located in Pakistan and is due to arrive back in the UK this afternoon.
In November, Ms Wilkinson, 32, from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, made a fresh appeal for information on her daughter's whereabouts.
She said: "It's been an absolute nightmare.
"As to her whereabouts we know nothing. We've had no contact. I'm worrying every day, every single day. Everything is affected by it. When I close my eyes I see her.
"I say goodnight to her every night before bed. I pray she's OK. There is no proof she is still alive. It's been discussed that she could have been sold, but I don't want to believe it.
"She was so funny. She was a little bundle of joy. We just want her home."
Ms Wilkinson's "on-off" relationship with Anjum ended in 2008.
Anjum was handed a fourth consecutive jail term by a High Court judge in April after he refused to reveal where his daughter was.
Mr Justice Moor imposed a 12-month sentence after he found him in contempt of a High Court order instructing him to disclose Atiya's whereabouts.
He said Anjum, who is in his late 20s, would not be eligible for release until he had served at least six months.
Judges have previously imposed jail terms of two years, 12 months and another 12 months in the hope that Anjum would provide information.
what do you think?
I hardship little one is reunited with her mum very soon . I hope it's happy ending for all concerned xxx
Sorry should say I hope this little one is reunited with her mum very soon xxx
It will be strange for her at first as she may have very little memory of her mother and her home. This happens to so many mothere and their children so lets celebrate this return and hope it all goes well for them.
And isn't she just gorgeous?
I bet she speaks good Urdo
Good news, I think. It's a sad world wheen you cn be "abducted" by your own parent and when people have babies willy-nilly (no pun intended) in "on-off relationships".
He should serve a bigger sentance. This poor girl is going to suffer. She wont know anyone. But thank god shes ok and is being reunited with her mum. Very emotional and glad its a happy ending
How do you know she is not happy where she is ??
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