Prime Minister encourages Sheffield mum, duped into signing over custody of her son

Rebecca Jones of Sheffield is pictured with her son, Adam, who is in Qatar.''NB internet pic
Rebecca Jones of Sheffield is pictured with her son, Adam, who is in Qatar.''NB internet pic
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A SHEFFIELD woman battling for custody of her son in the Middle East has received a letter of support from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Rebecca Jones claims she was duped into handing over her son Adam, now 13, to his relatives in Qatar after her husband died in a motorbike accident.

She claims she thought she was signing paperwork relating to her son’s inheritance but was in fact signing over the child to relatives he had not seen for 10 years - sparking a three-year legal battle.

Ms Jones, who was born in Sheffield, moved to Bahrain in 1988, where she met and married Adam’s father, Jamal Al Madhaiki.

She took the child to Qatar to visit his relatives four years after the road crash and ended up losing custody.

Now she can only see him twice a week in supervised visits.

Ms Jones and her son have both written to David Cameron to highlight their plight and in recent letters he informed them he had written to the Prime Minister of Qatar.

In his letter to Adam, Mr Cameron said: “I was very sorry to hear that you are still separated from your mum. This must be very hard for you but I want you to know that I have not forgotten about you, and that you are still in my thoughts.

“I will keep trying as hard as I can to help you and I hope your family situation will change for the better very soon.”

Ms Jones said she was ‘encouraged’ but called on the British Government to ‘up the ante’.