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London boy should live with dad in Northern Ireland, says judge

'Judge Robin Tolson felt the boy's relationship with his father was being undermined by his mother and her mother' (stock photo)
'Judge Robin Tolson felt the boy's relationship with his father was being undermined by his mother and her mother' (stock photo)

By Brian Farmer

A boy must leave the home he shares with his mother and grandmother in England and move to live with his father in Northern Ireland, a family court judge in London has decided.

The child, who is not yet 10, has been at the centre of a family court battle between his separated parents for six years.

Three years ago a judge had ruled that he should be in his mother's care.

But another judge has reviewed the case and decided the youngster should live with his father.

Judge Robin Tolson felt the boy's relationship with his father was being undermined by his mother and her mother.

His grandmother felt that his father was "irresponsible".

She had called his father a "bad man" in front of him, the judge concluded.

Judge Tolson had analysed the case at a private family court hearing in London.

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