Northern Ireland

Court rules boy should be returned to Lithuania from Northern Ireland

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Image caption The Supreme Court ruled the boy should return to Lithuania

The Supreme Court in London has ruled that a nine-year-boy living in Northern Ireland with his mother should be returned to Lithuania, his country of birth.

His grandparents there looked after the child until he was seven while his mother worked in Northern Ireland.

She then brought him to NI to live two years ago.

The court ruled his "removal" from Lithuania was unlawful and his grandmother enjoyed rights of custody.

Therefore, it ruled, he should be returned to Lithuania immediately.