December 4, 2011 in slideshow
I met Sarah around 2002 in Paphos-Cyprus. She has been living there since 1988 and had a daughter Sophia Ioannou from a previous marriage to another Cypriot man.
We got married (Civil marriage) on the 31/03/2005 and Religeous marriage (Church) on the 14/01/2006.
Our son Alexander Antoniou was born on the 24/09/2005 in Paphos -Cyprus.
When he became 1 year old the problems started to appear and they were increasing by the day…
Sarah that used to work at the same cafe as me before didnt want to work anymore….
She was actually saying to me that she didnt want to work either here in Cyprus or England and that she wanted to go to England and get the benefits instead ,from the English Goverment!!!
She was threating me all the time that she will get Alexander and go to England so I decited to put Alexander on a Stop List order as she was not trusty anylonger… This was at the begining of 2008.
After a lot of threats from her but also promises that she will change and things will get better I was almost forced to take him out of that Stop List order which I did around May 2008.
Unfortunately the situation was getting worse instead of getting better and my fears of loosin my only child was increasing so I put our son Alexander back on the Stop List in the middle of August 2008. Sarah didnt like that at all and arguments was an everyday thing now. She stole money from me many times allthought I used to give her quite a lot , she lie to me, she slapp me infront of our son few times , she shouted at me all the time , she sold a lot of my belongings incluting 500 books , some furnitures ,all my trophies ,( I used to be a runner ) even my Diploma when I went to college she manage to dissapear it…. What hurt most though is that I was working and I was calling Sarah at home wanting to speak with my son and she never put him on the phone!!!
I really felt like a slave, working all the time and not getting any respect or aprecciation either from her or her daughter ( as she was living with us in our house as well) It was not nice , it was terrible! After a lot of thinking and with a very heavy heart I decited to go away from my own house and my little boy on 01/09/2008. I went to live with my sister and her family.
We go to Court few days after as she is not letting me see Alexander.
The District family Court in Paphos decited I will be able to collect my son from the house that he lived every Tuesday and Saturday from 16.30-19.30 and I shall bring him back to the same house .
Sarah never let me to take away my son from the house and I had to see my son ( as I love to be with my son) inside or outside our house for those hours . They were all very hostile to me Sarah , Sophia and also Sarahs mother Patricia Norton( as she mooved in in the house as well after a while)!!! They all talk badly to me infront of my child but I used to shut up and play with my son and telling him how much I love him trying to forget all the abuses and the bad language that they were using infront of our son. With time I notice that they were all poisonig his little mind.. I could see that. I wanted to see Alex more often but Sarah didnt let me , she didnt let me speak with him on the phone either !!
Sarah was always disobeying the law. The Judge was telling her that she had to let me be with my son on my own but Sarah never did !
She had about 8-10 disobedience of an Order by the Court but she didnt seem to care less…
In the meantime I was paying to Sarah maintenance for Alexander 300 Euros per month after a Court Order.
I was also paying the electricity bill and the water bill for them which was also about 300 Euros per month. Both the Judge and the Welfare and also my lawyer told me that I dont have to pay that but my son was living in that house too so I decited to continue paying those bills even if I wasnt living there anymore!!
This situation continued for about 7 months. Meanwhile we were in Court often but always postponed for various reasons….
Sarah started accusing me that I left our son to drawn in the pool once he felt in and she had to jump in to save him, that I was violent , I was not fit father …etc etc .
I was thinking oh my God what nasty game is she playing now ..? I could see that she was ruthless and didnt care about a thing … She could lie for absolutely everything.
On the 02/03/2009 in one of my visits to my son Patricia and Sarah were shouting at me verbally abusing me even pushing me infront of my son and not only that but after I left they went to the Police and gave false statements that I was the one that I was bad to them…Thanks God , my neighbours was there having a barbeque and they saw the whole scene and actually commented how can you stand them..so the police are having a case against Sarah and Patricia.
Sarah and her mother Patricia Norton manipulated the system for a lon long time here in Cyprus.. They were changing their lawyers systematically and the cases was postponing all the time. Patricia Norton has been working as a secretary for a lawyer in England I think ,so she knew few < tricks>..!!
After this period of the 7 months they ask for a legal aid. The Court put a new lawyer from Limassol for Sarah that suggested it will be better if I will meet my son in public places instead of our house and Sarah will be there but without interfering so I started to meet Alexander in different public places of Sarahs choise. She was always waiting to the last 5-10 minutes before she was texting me and letting me know where each meeting took place and it was not only her coming and the baby but also her daughter and her mother too and they were always ,always interfering in everything I did with Alexander…
Not pleasant situation but I had to accept it as I wanted to be with my son so much.
One month after that,when we met again in Court, her new lawyer quit on her as Sarah wasnt cooperating at all with anybody not even with him..
At the begining of May 2008 and while i was meeting Alex in one play ground that his mother choose he felt and hurt his back ( 2 feet high ) a bit and he was crying. Sarah took him home and the next day she took him to the doctors…
Sarah didnt let me see Alex for a whole month after this event, no matter how many times I call her and beg her to see my son she wasnt interest and she was telling me that Alex was very hurt but when I was going to the house to see him she was never there…. I saw him at the house of his Godmother one week after the accident and I was reliefed as I saw him going down the slides with no problems as he was playing happily there! Once I went with the police at the house but she manage to drive away before we got there.. we met her ( Sarah and Aex)on the way, driving away with her car.
Sarah was looking for any excuses to run away from Cyprus so she was at different doctors on many occasions trying to make them write a statement that Alexander needed to go to England for special treatement! The doctors was saying to her that the boy only needed to rest for few weeks and anyway even if he needed any treatement there are many places in Cyprus that they can provite that!
On the 02/06/2009 I went at my house to see if Alexander was there as Sarah wasnt answering the phone and i notice that there were a lot of rubish bags outside the house and I was afraid that they are gone away.
I reported this at the police but they said to me as there is a court case on the 04/06/2009 i had to wait to see if Sarah will be in Court that date! What could I do ?! I went back to the house and I checked through all the rubish bags where I found toys , shoes and clothes of our son all the 3 albums of our wedding with Sarah….etc etc
On the 04/06/2009 Sarah didnt appear in Court of course and the police started looking! Throught my lawyer and the Cypriot authorities I filled some aplication forms for child abduction and people started looking for my son…
Interpol in England found them at her mothers house (Patricia Norton in 164 Newland Gardens Hertford) took away their passports ( Sarahs and my sons Alexander) and there were some hearings in the High Court in London . My solicitor in England was Dawn Chisholm a very nice lady that kept in touch with me all the time either by emailing me or phoning me.
Very soon the Court in London decited to sent Alexander back to Cyprus his place of Origin! Right after that I found out that Sophia , Sarahs daugter beat her own mother up badly (08 or 09/08/2009) infront of Alex as Sarah wanted to run away and didnt care if Sophia or Pat will ever see Alex again.
I forgot to mention that the British police lost Sarahs and Alexs passport en route from her mother house to London!!!??!! I wonder how come??? Nevertheless they apply for new passports and those they were given to them at the airport just before they were flying back to Cyprus but of course Sarah manage to <miss the flight > actually she tried to make a run at Stansted airport on 19/08/2009 and she was hold by the security of the airport and a special agent Luigi Cobelli of Document & Process Server.
Dawn Chisholm asked me if I wanted my son to sleep on a special police house that night and I will pick him up from there the next day as I had a Collection Order from the Judge … I said no I rather he sleeps with his mum at grandmothers house… Next day I flew to London and people from IPS were waiting for me to give me back my son with his passport. I was so happy to see my little boy again I was crying. I let him speak on the phone with Sarahs half sister that night . We went back to Cyprus the same day and 2-3 days afterwards Sarah came back to Cyprus along with Sophia and Patricia.
Sarah was arrested at the airport and kept inside for 13 hours. At the same night at midnight and while Alexander was in bed Patricia and Sophia came knocking at my door wanting Alex and I say to them to go away I will give Alex back to his mum and only.
The day after, I gave Alex back to Sarah as the Welfare advise me to! When I asked her when shall I see my boy again she just told me < I will let you know>…
After that I started seeing Alex on my own now every Tuesday and every Friday as Friday siute her better than Saturday but thats not what the Law said!!!! Again from 16.30-19.30 meeting them in public places and abusing me and harrass me all the time infront of my son . Alex was only kissing me and hugging me when they were not around because he was afraid they will be nasty to him…
he told many times that he wants to see me more often but his mum dosnt want to hear that and she said to him that if Alex says that he loves his dad she will be very dissapointed of him… he was living in fears . Sarah was not coming to the Court and the case was postponing all the time…then she was changing lawyers again and she asked for a Legal Aid again… They turned her down once but she asked again…. and time was going… not very nice. I didnt have any contact with my son att all appart of those 6 hours per week… no telephon calls no nothing! Last time i spoke with my son on the phone was 24/08/2009 and I said to him Goodnight and I love you…..
For more than a year after I came to England to get my son nothing happened, Sarah didnt put Alex at school and I was begging her to do that… It was illegal as he had to go to school when he was 4 years 8 months I reported that to the Ministry Of Education and also the Police.
Then on the 04/11/20010 I got a telephon call from the CID Police in Paphos to go to the Police Station immediately. There, they told me that Sarah was trying to hire 2 Nigerians to kill me (Conspiracy to Murder ) but they informed her to the Police instead… I was shocked but really nothing surprise me with that woman anymore!!
At the Police station I met one of the Nigerians and I had a chat with him.. Sarah wanted me dead mo matter what , she show them where I worked, where I lived and she wanted me dead either with stones or guns or knifes or whatever and wanted them to take pictures of me while I was dead so she can give them the money…. (30.000 Euros)
My God man that was so sick… and very very disturbing!!
Same night the police arrested her and they brought her at the police station together with my son and a lady from the Welfare. Since that day my boy was living with me and it was like a dream.
Few days after that I took Alex together with his grandad to a Greek school and he was so afraid to enter the school..!!! You see the mind poisoning from the mother against the Cypriots and all that was doing is job! Next day he played with kids at the same school and slowly slowly he started to get used to it and people around him. He started to learn Greek and he started to meet and love his family again. He wasnt allowed to see his grandad or my sister or my brother or anybody because of his mother but now slowly slowly he started to realise that other people love him too.!
We had a lovely time together, I didnt work for 2 months and he was adjusting just fine . In my house he had his own room plenty of toys, neighbours friends to play with, we have a dog and of course att school he made so many friends and also he got to know my family that is his family too, it was lovely. I teach him to cycle we was going swiming we was visiting places…etc etc
He started to have a normal life.
I took him to see his mum 2 times but both times it was a disaster..They ( Sarah, sophia and Pat) were upsetting him so much that even the Welfare lady said not to do that again and we have to go through the Court.
Can I just say that the Judge asked the Welfare lady Niki Grigoriou ( 00357-26821614 and 00357-99564090) to make a report for her about me and Sarah as I was asking for Ful Custody now! She came to my house to see me and my son to check many times but Sarah never accepted her in her place. Sarah never cooperated with anybody either Court, Judge , Police, Welfare even her own Lawyers or even while she was in Prison!!She is that kind of person.
Can I also say that things here in Cyprus are a bit different than England.. What do I mean??! Things are very slow here unfortunately! I have never been in Court in my life and now Iam a regular customer and I dont really know how this things are working!!?
1: With Korakides Epaminontas my Lawyer,(00357-99545850) I have 4 cases I think a: Stop List, b:Divorce,c: Access to my child and then we dropped that as Iam asking for d: ful Custody now!
2: For the kidanpping case I dont have anybody and
3: For the Conspiracy to Murder that then it became Aiding and Abetting a Murder the State put me a Lawyer Pavlos Kyriakides (00357-25823743 and 00357-99531020)
Let me now continue with my story…
Sarahs mum Patricia Norton was aproaching everybody in order to <save> her daughter from prison ….
UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew flew out to Cyprus in January to ask the Cypriot Attorney General, Petros Clerides, to review Sarahs case and Sarahs lawyer said that they might free her from prison…
I wrote personally to our Attorney General telling him how dangerous Sarah is and she will take my child away again but nobody listened. I said it to my lawyer and to the Welfare but no use…!
01/02/2011 Sarah was out of prison and my nightmare started all over again. Sarah and her Daughter started to harass me they followed me everywhere they even cut my road once while I was driving with Alex and soon they went to my boys school as well. Alex run to his teacher and Sophia grapped her from the throat while Sarah was pulling Alexander from the teacher .. I went to the school, my father, other members of my family , the police arrived as well and now they are facing other charges too (Sarah and her daughter Sophia)
Pat was there as well walking up and down shouting Fu….. Cypriots, Fu….. Bas….s !! She ( Patricia) actually said to my nephew : I ll get your family!!
Then more courts more postponing, Sarah changed her lawyer again and middle of March and after a lot of pressure from the Welfare and Sarahs lawyers she got visitations time unsupervised althought I was telling them that I dont trust her at all… She could pick Alex up from school every Tuesday and Friday from 13.15-18.00 that she had to bring him back to me and every second weekend to have him from 9.00 Saturday- 18.00 Sunday
In the same time I got Custody and Residency for Alexander.
When they let Sarah out of the prison she was on Strict Bail. She had to pay 10.000 euros cash, her aunt put her appartment as a guarantee and Sarah had to sign 2 times a day to the Paphos Police Station. Also I have been told that the police had all Sarahs Travel Documents so as her lawyers and Welfare said she couldnt go anywhere…
The days were passing and every time she was having Alexander I was so afraid that I will not see him again….
Alex was telling me that she ( Sarah ) calls me stubid, as…., wan……etc etc She used to change everything on Allex when she was having him, what he was wearing completeley even his underwears and socks….. That is really so sick .. not nice for a little boy to go through things like this…
Then on the 30/04/2011 I went to buy some things from a shop and some English girls friends of mine that they were working there they told me to be careful as Sarah is been there with Alex and bought a suitcase …
My God I was so afraid.. I went to the CID in Paphos police and I said all this and my fears.. They then phone all the barrigates near the borders in Nicosia warning them ( The Police ) that Sarah may do a runner and giving description both of her and Alexander.
When Alex came back that Sunday he told me that he wanted to be called Max and I froze, as I understood that his mum is going to give him new identity…
Then on Tuesday, the 10/05/2011 Sarah never brought me back our son Alexander at 18.00..
I immediately phone the Welfare lady and she told me that they were suppose to have a meeting at her appartment at 17.30 that day but sarah wasnt in…. I went to the police CID , they sent me to the police for minor problems and I was going backwards and forwards untill I went to her appartment with 2 policemen around 21.00 but she wasnt in of course.
Only the next day the police took me statements ..etc etc
The next day as well we found out that sarah together with our son passed the barrigate border of Agiou Dometiou with 2 taxis ful of 12 switcases, a bike , a scooter and a christmas tree at 17.28 on the 10/05/2011…..
On the 13/05/2011 I got a telephone call from the Court in Paphos asking me if i knew where Sarahs aunt was… as Sarah had a Court case( Aiding and Abetting a Murder ) that day but didnt come!!
In 6 days short notice her aunt Janet Clatworthy found 70.000 Euros and payed cash for sarahs breaking the Bail!!! For me it sounds a bit suspicious!!
On the 13/05/2011 I went to the turkish side looking for my son and I got the information from the Turkish-Cypriot Police that both my son and Sarah passed to the Turkish-Cypriot side with British passports!!!
Alexander Antoniou had : 707466923 and Sarah : 801218161 I also found out that they enter the Turkish-Cypriot side last year with the same passports on the 23/06/2010 and came back to the Cypriot side on the 26/06/2010 ( As I am having a Diary I checked it and that date 26/06/2010 I met my kid for 3 hours in Paphos our town!!!
What I dont understand is how on earth did Alex had a new passport as i was having his legal passport ( 801221890 )since I came back from England on 21/08/2009?? and then I gave that to the Court in Paphos??!!
Who applied for those passports?? Who sign for those passports?? Who paid for those passports and where did they sent them too?? Who got them?? And with what excuse?? Why wasnt I informed??
Sarah enter the Turkish -Cypriot side on the 26/06/2010 with the same passports so she must had them since then!!! Whats happening here??
I remember that in December 2009 Sarah lied to our son telling him that she was going to go to the hospital but sometime between( 02/12/2009-06/12/2009) I found out that she was actually in England!!
She left Alex to her 16 year old daugter Sophia and went to England just like that! Me the Father of my child didnt have a clue about all this!!!
Please let me just tell you as well that when Sarah kidnapped Alex the first time she left Sophia on her own in Cyprus for 2 months … not with her father but with some English friends .. Sophia was driving her mothers car illegally and she actually got a fine for that and the Police deprived her 3 months from her driving licence afterwards.. The CIDasked her wher her mother was and she said she was in NIcosia but she was in England anyway…..
Sophia is a very difficult child , she had fights with boys and girls at school and she changed 3-4 schools here in Paphos-Cyprus !! She is rude , cocky have no respect for nobody completely brainwashed from her nun and mother as she says she is english NOT Cypriot..her fathe ris Cypriot but doesnt have much of respect for him either. She beat her own mother up on the 09/08/2009
and also took Aexs teacher from the throat few months ago… She actually took me from the throat back in 2008!!
Sarah is not well educated she is cunning but not very clever… Sarah and Pat didnt talk to each other for years before!! Her mother Pat destroyed both of her marriage but then again she is 39 years old so she should have her own mind!! She is racist and just care about her self!
She hasnt been a good wife and certainly not a good or fit mother for Alexander!!
Pat is a very nasty pisce of work!!! She is racist, very close minded and what ever she says thats how things are or should be! She left her daughter Sarah in Cyprus back in 1988 when she was only 15-16 to live with a man and she went back to England! Not a very good mother..
She is the <Brain > behind all the operations ( she knew that Sarah was going to kidnapp Alex the first time and she was waiting for them in the airport in England. Not a nice person at all!
<<< It will be nice thought if is possible the Police in England to keep an eye on Sophias and Pats mooves as Iam sure they know where Sarah is with Alexander!!! >>>
I hope I have been helpful to you . If there is anything else you would like to know please tell me !! Just for you to know we are dealing with very bad people that they can do anything against the Law!!
I really want my son back to provite him a good and a stable life!! Iam a man with dignity and principles and I have respect for other people no matter what race they are!!
What I wrote comes from my heart and this is how I ve experienced them!