Notts man detained in Cuba

Yoandry Depass and daughter Photo: Leah Hall

A father from Nottinghamshire is currently being held in Cuba following his detention by border control, after visiting his mother whose house had been destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

Yoandry Depass moved to the UK 20 years ago and holds a British passport. However, due to Cuba not recognising dual nationality, Mr Depress requires a Cuban passport under Cuban law, and is unable to leave without one.

Mr Depress has paid £320 for a passport but doesn't know when he'll get his hands on it.

Yoandry Depass and partner Leah Hall Credit: Leah Hall

His partner, Leah Hall, is worried about his safety, and she's anxious that he won't be back in the UK in time for Christmas.

Leah also says that their 15 month-old baby girl is starting to wonder where her Daddy is.

Yoandry is currently being assisted by the British Embassy in Havana, Cuba.

Yogi's partner Leah has created a web page for donations to the fund to help get Yogi home.