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As she waited for her six-year-old daughter to return from Pakistan, Gemma Wilkinson spoke of her joy at being told Atiya would finally be home.
The plane carrying kidnapped six-year-old Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson has left Pakistan.
It was delayed by bad weather and is due to land in Manchester later today.
Speaking the day before Atiya's sixth birthday, Gemma Wilkinson made a new plea for her daughter's return.
In 2009 Atiya's father told Gemma he was taking their daughter to Southport, but instead she was taken to Lahore in Pakistan.