'Unknown' father wins custody of 9-year-old child

A nine-year-old girl who had been abandoned by her mother when she was still a baby has been given court clearance to live with her father.

The mother had claimed that the child’s father was unknown and left her with her estranged partner’s parents.

The father has now won full custody of the child but the mother may visit her for two hours one day a week while she ia at her grandparents’.

The father told the court he took care of the child with the help of his mother although the girl's mother occasionally visited her.

Mr Justice Noel Cuschieri said that the evidence clearly showed that the child should remain with her father.


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