I could not believe one and a half years ago I would be writing this story to get my beautiful and loving family together again which was so cruelly torn apart.
This picture you see is of our little boy, who is desperately missing his father. My dearest husband was taken away. As a proud and honest man, respectable colleague, the most loving and caring father and husband, and a law abiding citizen, my husband was accused of the most horrific and unimaginable falsified offenses that he simply was not capable of committing.
He has selflessly contributed to our society by voluntarily running football and computer clubs for children at the local primary school and later, during his educational career, looked after vulnerable students who had no money to make their way to college, who were physically abused at home, bullied, and did not previously believe they had a worthwhile future.
As a proud man, my husband decided to take everything on his shoulders and not to burden other people with his problems. He only agreed to have his daughter as his only witness.
My husband was mentally and physically affected by these allegations. He became depressed and could not understand why some people would want to hurt him. As we have found that claiming compensation was the main motivating factor for those who made up lies. This means that there could be over 50% of UK men now convicted – who are innocent (Justice Gap 30 July 2015).
We’ve spent our life savings on our current defence and we’re desperately raising funds to cover the legal costs for my husband’s appeal and re-trial as he has justifiable grounds to overturn the wrong verdict and return home to his family.
Our sweet little boy is devastated by not having his papa playing his favourite imaginary games with him, not playing football every day, not learning how to play the recorder, not improving his advanced maths skills, not simply being allowed to give his father a hug goodnight. Our son was robbed of all of those and cries himself to sleep every night hoping that his papa will return home the next morning.
Thank you so much for your time and patience. Please help us get my loving, kind husband and a wonderful father back home where he’s desperately missed and waited for.
I could and would never have predicted in my wildest imagination, the dreadful events that have unfolded in my family over the past 18 months. My father, my best friend and my closest confidant, has been taken away from me in the most awful and traumatic way I could ever have anticipated. Last year, horrible allegations were made against my father by people who, in a court of law, were exposed to be deceitful, capable of lying, and provided inconsistent statements and no evidence.
My father, a proud and honourable man who has dedicated his life to helping and working with underprivileged children and young people, has maintained an exemplary record throughout his life. During his trial I insisted I speak in his behalf, but he declined to allow others to do the same as he did not want to burden them with his own misfortune.
My father brought me up single-handedly from the time I was seven years old, right up to my adulthood and even now he remains the one person I would see nearly every single day and seek advice from on so many aspects of my life, no matter how big or small, he is always there for me and loves me unconditionally.
After spending our life savings, we are fundraising to raise enough money to fund his appeal and with additional evidence, key witnesses and a knowledgeable legal team we have chance at a fair trial and getting justice for my father. These allegations can be made by anyone, at any time, and whilst I realise that often they are true, unfortunately sometimes they are not and I will never give up this battle to clear my father’s name and bring him back to his family who love and miss him more than words could possibly express.
We truly appreciate any help you could provide us with; it really does mean the World to us.