Couple needs help getting home after violent holiday robbery
A couple whose holiday turned into a nightmare after a violent robbery need help to return to the UK.
Mik Laverty was on a trip to Thailand with his wife Denise when he was robbed and brutally assaulted.
The 50-year-old was left so badly hurt that he needed emergency surgery, and now his family are raising funds to fly the couple home.
The pair, who live in Newton Aycliffe, went to the Thai island of Phuket to celebrate Mik’s 50th birthday.
However on the first day in the country things took a nasty turn when Denise went to use the toilet in a bar, but couldn’t see Mik when she returned.... read more
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