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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Family of Ellie (8) get threatening phone calls

Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

THE family of tug-of-love schoolgirl Ellie Silva have received threatening phone calls since she was returned to her mother this week.

The eight-year-old was reunited with her mother Candice (27) and stepfather Philip Gannon (44) on Tuesday.

Ellie was allegedly kidnapped in Portugal by her father Filipe Silva, a Portuguese national, in September. But a court-imposed travel ban, in place since she was allegedly kidnapped, has prevented Ellie from leaving Portugal.

The family is concerned that Mr Silva might try to take Ellie again because there is no restraining order against him.

Irish Independent

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