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Parental child abduction soars

Cases of parental child abduction have risen 88% in just under a decade (2003-2012), Foreign Office (FCO) figures showed today.

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I felt completely betrayed, says abduction victim

Nicky Hewitt, who was abducted and taken to Australia by her father when she was 12 years old, has told Daybreak that she had felt "completely betrayed" by both her parents.

She said: "I was completely alone and isolated. We were being used as playing pieces. That then had a massive impact on me, both in the short and long term."

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