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EXCLUSIVE: Father's fury at Home Office treatment as he fights for disabled son to stay in Britain

The Mukerjee family have lived in the UK since 2011 Photo: ITV Granada

The father of a disabled man being detained by the Home Office says he fears his son could die unless he receives proper medical treatment.

Charles Mukerjee and his parents Wilson and Ruth are asylum seekers from Pakistan and have lived in the North West of England since 2011. Charles has epilepsy and severe learning difficulties and regularly suffers seizures and panic attacks.

The family fled their home country seven years ago claiming their lives were in danger following a family feud. They have lived in Liverpool since 2014, where they worship at All Saints Church in the city and volunteer at local foodbanks.

On Wednesday 4th April the family went to register at the Home Office in Liverpool as they do every two weeks but were detained without warning and transferred to Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedford.

Disability and asylum charities have slammed the Home Office for their treatment of Charles, who they say has experienced seizures and fits since being detained by authorities on Wednesday.