Appeal launched to bring son home

AN APPEAL has been launched to urgently raise funds to fly home the son of a former Suffolk woman murdered in Fiji.It is alleged 39-year-old Wendy Singh was murdered by her husband Raymond, 29, a former journalist with the Evening Star's sister paper the East Anglian Daily Times, on the weekend of May 10/11 at their home in Fiji following an argument.

AN APPEAL has been launched to urgently raise funds to fly home the son of a former Suffolk woman murdered in Fiji.

It is alleged 39-year-old Wendy Singh was murdered by her husband Raymond, 29, a former journalist with the Evening Star's sister paper the East Anglian Daily Times, on the weekend of May 10/11 at their home in Fiji following an argument.

Fijian police sources have unofficially told local media that she was stabbed 71 times. The autopsy results show that she died from fatal injuries to the throat.

Singh was arrested, charged and refused bail and is scheduled to appear in the High Court of Fiji on May 23.

The couple had left their Ipswich home last year with Wendy's 16-year-old son George, to move to Fiji. They also had two children who were born in Fiji, where Singh grew up.

Mrs Singh's family approached the Lucie Blackman Trust's Missing Abroad Programme for help with the costs involved with recovering a body from abroad and bringing George back to the UK, where he will live with Mrs Singh's sister and family. The 16-year-old suffers from autism and has a mental age of 11.

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After Missing Abroad ran an initial appeal, the family was offered a loan to cover the cost of flights and the family have flown to Fiji and have been reunited with George. But they still need to raise more funds so they can bring George back to the UK and repatriate Mrs Singh's remains - a cost likely to reach nearly £5,000.

In total costs are expected to top £12,000. Missing Abroad has been able to assist and obtain reduced cost prices for parts of the trip but still needs to raise money.