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Hunger Strike Threat Dad Reunited with Boys

 

Layton Bevan:

Daily Mail - January 31, 2008
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Guardian UK - April 19, 2006
BBC Wales TV - April 04, 2005
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Daily Mail - August 22, 2005
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SWEP - November 15, 2005
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BBC Wales TV - June 13, 2003
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South Wales Evening Post

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/

October 24, 2003

Hunger Strike Threat Dad Reunited with Boys

South Wales Evening Post by Rachael Misstear

 

A Desperate father who threatened to go on hunger strike as part of a campaign to see his children has been reunited with them after nine months? Layton Bevan, aged 43, lost contact with his two children after his wife walked out of their Neath home, taking his two sons with her.

 

Having moved to an unknown address in Blackpool, she refused to let him have contact with their sons, aged two and four. Mrs Bevan took out a six-month injunction to stop her estranged husband seeing them. After desperate failed attempts to gain access through the courts, he set up a special action group, which eventually helped him to reunite with his children. Mr Bevan, of Rhodfa Bevan, Cadoxton, set up the group Parents for Protest Wales Cymru this summer and managed to raise the profile of his case both in Wales and in Blackpool. Now, thanks to media pressure, his wife Nicola has agreed to let him see them on an unlimited basis. This week will be the first time the children have seen their father since January and have come to stay with him at his home in Neath.

 

He said: "This has been the longest nine months of my life and I cannot tell of the relief I feel. I am delighted to be able to see my children here at my home. It has been a heart-wrenching experience and I am glad it is over. Nicola told me that she wished it had never got to this stage and that she hadn't really wanted to stop me from seeing the children.

 

She said that once she had involved the lawyers they took over and exaggerated claims made against me so that I couldn't have any access to them. Now she has agreed to let me see the children at Christmas, during school holidays and on each of their birthdays.

 

His sons Harry, aged four, and two-year-old Jake will spend the week with their dad at his home.

 

The Parents for Protest group is growing in strength and I am trying to help others who have lost access to their children. The legal system offers no justice to fathers and it is a disgrace that there are thousands of people all over the country suffering as a result of family courts. My case should be an inspiration to others and I would tell other people never to give up hope, It is thanks to all the publicity I got, that I am now allowed to spend time with my two wonderful children."

 

rachael.misstear@swwp.co.uk

South Wales Evening Post