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.

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'Review needed' over kidnap cases after Atiya ordeal

Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson vanished in November 2009 after going to stay with her father. Credit: PA Archive

The politician who helped reunite a mother with her six-year-old girl 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.

MEP Sajjad Karim helped in the search for Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson, who vanished in November 2009, after learning of the situation around a month ago.

Mr Karim said he used his contacts with the Pakistani authorities to help secure Atiya's return yesterday, saying they gave their "absolute determination" to the case and used intelligence from local contacts to find Atiya within a matter of weeks.

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