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Foreign Office: 'thoughts with Andrew Watt's family'

Andrew Watt Credit: Julie Sheppard

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office says its thoughts are with the family of a Scottish Borders man, who died in France.

Andrew Watt passed away in 2010, and his mother is campaigning for a full investigation to be held into his death.

Our thoughts remain with Mr Watt’s family as they continue to examine the circumstances of his death. The investigation into his death is a matter for the French authorities because we cannot interfere in the legal and judicial proceedings of another country, just as we would not allow them to interfere in the UK.

– Foreign Office spokesman


Mother to protest at Foreign Office over son's death

Andrew Watt Credit: Julie Sheppard

A Selkirk woman whose son died in north west France in 2010, has travelled to London to protest outside the Foreign Office.

Andrew Watt's mother, Julie Sheppard, is calling for the British government to take more action to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

In 2015, a coroner recorded an open verdict into his death.

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Her family always thought there were mysterious circumstances surrounding her death and they've welcomed the decision by Greek authorities to potentially look again at her case.

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"What do we want.....Answers"

Two grieving families from the south of Scotland are still looking for answers about their loved ones, who died abroad.

They met up with with other bereaved families in London, to protest outside the embassies of the countries where their relatives died. They're also calling on the foreign office to do more to help.

David Wood reports.


Mum continues fight to get answers from foreign office

Julie Sheppard's son Andrew Watt, who was from Durham, was found dead in a lane in France in 2010. His parents argue that there was a lack of support from the British foreign office to find out the details of their son's death.

Andrew's family joined 31 other families, who claim they are not being listened to or being given the support needed when their loved ones died abroad.

Grieving families protest outside Foreign Office

Julie Sheppard joined 31 other families in protest Credit: ITV News Border

A grieving mum, who's son died in France is still seeking answers four years after his death.

Julie Sheppard along with other bereaved families have been protesting outside the Foreign Office for the third time this year.

She claims the Government failed to help them at their time of need.

Demonstrators demand more from Foreign Office

This is the latest in a series of protests Credit: ITV Border

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office should do more to help when British people die abroad, according to a mother from the Scottish Borders.

Julie Sheppard's son Andrew Watt died in France in 2010.

She's joining a protest in London, where families who believe information has been kept from them will tour a variety of foreign embassies in the capital.

Families demand more help from Foreign Office

A family from the Scottish Borders are part of a protest in London demanding more help from the foreign office when British people die abroad.

Julie Sheppard's son Andrew Watt was found dead in a country lane in France, close to where he was living in 2010.

French investigators said he died from heart failure but Julie and her husband Les, who live near Selkirk, say information about his death has been kept from them.

They are hoping to convince British officials to help them find the answers they need.

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