Calls to provide more support for bereaved families abroad

Braintree and Witham Times: Lee Heath, pictured with mum Marie, was killed in Germany in 2011 Lee Heath, pictured with mum Marie, was killed in Germany in 2011

A politician is calling on the Government to do more to help families whose loved ones are killed abroad.

Witham MP Priti Patel has been asking the Foreign Office to help with travel arrangements and provide consular support.

Silver End resident Marie Heath lost her job after raising £7,500 to fly to Germany for the trial of nightclub bouncers charged with killing her son Lee.

Ms Patel said: “Families whose relatives have been murdered abroad have struggled to receive the support and services they deserve and a number of my constituents have been affected in these tragic circumstances."

See this week's Times for the full story.

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7:56am Mon 17 Feb 14

Bhudeeka says...

I have never heard of anything so stupid who is going to pay for this? the taxpayer? how much more are we expected to pay for when all our services close down, our roads and streets are not drivable or walkable - we really need to start speaking out against all this rubbish. People choose to go abroad, regardless of what happens that is not the responsilibyt of the country as a whole but the families involved
I have never heard of anything so stupid who is going to pay for this? the taxpayer? how much more are we expected to pay for when all our services close down, our roads and streets are not drivable or walkable - we really need to start speaking out against all this rubbish. People choose to go abroad, regardless of what happens that is not the responsilibyt of the country as a whole but the families involved Bhudeeka

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