Family demand apology

Two years ago they fled to Spain to ensure social services wouldn't take away their granddaughter, now a family from Suffolk want an apology from the county council.

When Megan Coote from Kesgrave fell pregnant at the age of 22, social services expressed concerns that her child could be emotionally neglected due to her mild learning difficulties.

In February 2010 Megan and her mother Lorraine flew to Spain, where Olivia was born a week later.

Discussions with social services continued and they eventually returned to Suffolk. In January 2011 Lorraine and her husband Dale were granted a residence order meaning they could share parental responsibilities with Megan. This was something they said from the beginning they would be willing to do.

Now two years on they say health visitors are pleased with Olivia's progress but Suffolk County Council has never apologised for the way it treated them.