Abducted Atiya due to return home

Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson, who is due to return home today, vanished in November 2009 after going to stay with her father, Razwan Ali Anjum.

The former insurance salesman said he was taking Atiya to Southport.

Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson went missing in 2009.
Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson went missing in 2009. Credit: PA Wire

Instead he took her to Lahore, Pakistan, and told Gemma Wilkinson - Atiya's mother - that she was "never going to see Atiya again".

Anjum is currently serving a prison sentence in the UK for refusing to reveal his daughter's whereabouts despite a court order.

But sources have now revealed that new information had come to light, that Atiya had been located in Pakistan and that she was due to arrive back in the UK later today.

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Call for review after Atiya ordeal

The politician who helped reunite mother Gemma Wilkinson with her six-year-old daughter Atiya, who was kidnapped by her father three years ago, has said there is a "fundamental need" to review how similar cases are dealt with in the future.