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Mother seeks Government help in Qatar custody battle

Rebecca Jones and her son Adam pictured in 2009 Photo:

A British mother has told ITV News of her heartbreak after losing custody of her son in the Qatari legal system almost three years ago.

She visited the Foreign Office in London today to ask the Government to speed up diplomatic efforts to reunite them.

Rebecca Jones was married to a Qatari man, but when he died their son Adam was left at the mercy of the country's justice system.

ITV News correspondent Martin Geissler reports:

Adam was forced to live in Qatar with his late father's relatives who he had never met.

The 13-year-old has made a number of pleas on video, which he posted on the internet, asking to be allowed to come home.

Adam Jones in one of his secretly-filmed please for help

Although the British government has said it would support Ms Jones in trying to overturn the custody ruling, she feels let down by the pace of diplomacy.

Adam himself has written several letters to the Prime Minister asking for help, and has even received a hand-written reply from David Cameron.

I promise I haven't forgotten about you and will keep trying to make some progress in your case.

– Prime Minister David Cameron