Dad says health ruined by hellish holiday abroad

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A DAD from South Yorkshire who says his ‘body has fallen apart’ after falling ill on a luxury holiday over two years ago is still waiting for a compensation claim to be settled.

Michael Edwards, aged 49, says he ‘hasn’t been right since’ getting a gastric illness while visiting the Grand Oasis Hotel in the Dominican Republic in May 2009.

His family, who all fell ill, claim they were served undercooked food - and dogs, birds, flies and ants were seen in the hotel kitchens.

They were also forced to clean sewage from their hotel rooms after a storm, when staff refused to help.

Tour operator Thomas Cook has settled claims for compensation for Michael’s wife Linzie, 31, and son Zak, three, plus father-in-law Nigel, 49.

But Michael and mum-in-law Lynn Byrett, 56, have had to enlist Irwin Mitchell travel law expert Sonehal Kooner to fight their case as they have not yet received a penny.

Michael, of Chestnut Avenue, Doncaster, said: “I’ve ended up being diagnosed as diabetic and I will be on stomach tablets for the rest of my life. I wish I had never gone on that holiday.”