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Old 01-22-11, 03:45 AM   #1
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A tour with a purpose

And the guy achieved what he set out to do. Sort of puts into perspective the important things in life.

This is an excerpt from an article from Australian Associated Press and published on www.news.com.au:

SIX-year-old Andrew Thompson is set to return home to Australia almost three years after his mother ran away with him, prompting his father's desperate search.

Former New South Wales deputy fire chief Ken Thompson retired from his job to cycle 6500km across Europe in a bid to find Andrew, who was taken overseas in April 2008.

Andrew and his mum, Melinda Stratton, were finally found living in Amsterdam more than two years later, following a tip-off, and sparking a protracted legal battle.

This week, the Netherlands Hague Court granted Mr Thompson the right to take his son home.

"Under this order, Ken and Andrew recently left the Netherlands and went to another location, where they await further travel arrangements to be finalised," reads a statement issued on Mr Thompson's behalf.

"No further information will be provided by Ken until he has brought his son safely home."
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