Brit dad’s anger as partner hides in Norwegian church with daughter

Mallorca-based Dominic Shepherd slams legal delays

LAST UPDATED: 22 Jun, 2017 @ 11:37
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A BRITISH dad whose ex-partner is hiding out with their daughter in a Norwegian church has slammed the Norwegian legal system.

Santa Ponsa-based Dominic Shepherd, 40, thought a final ruling on Tonje Bjornsen’s ‘asylum’ claim was imminent.

HEARTACHE: Dad Dominic Shepherd with Maia and twin boys

It comes after we revealed last issue how Bjornsen, 37, had fled with the couple’s three children, forcing Shepherd to use the Hague Convention to win them back.

But her lawyer is now involved in ‘stalling’ tactics, initially insisting he had not received the Appeal Court Judgment, although he has now reportedly informed the Appeal Court he has.

It has led to further delays and agony for the doting dad, who moved to Mallorca in 2013.

“Enough is enough,” IT expert Shepherd told the Olive Press. “No more games. I do not understand why there are these massive delays.”

Shepherd’s lawyer, Sol Elden, added: ‘In my opinion they are just stalling.’

When Shepherd travelled to Norway in February to retrieve all three kids, Bjornsen ran into a church with seven-year-old Maia to claim asylum.

She now refuses to leave, despite Shepherd winning custody of all three children.

Bjornsen faces possible criminal charges in Spain for ‘illegally withholding’ her daughter from joining her dad and twin brothers in Mallorca.

Shepherd added: “My next step may be the European Court Of Human Rights. Maia is being held against her will and we want her back.”

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