Travel agency lsr has been ordered to pay a compensation amount of £5,000 to a man who had his heart and soul stolen by a bird travel agent.
Daniel Williams was travelling to the US with his fiancee and daughter when he was abducted from his home in Bradford.
He was flown back to England in a state of limbo.
In his defence, lsr claims he was “simply taking a picture” of the man on the flight back to the UK.
He sued lsr and his former business partner, Chris Williams, and won a settlement from the two.
But a court has now ordered lsr to pay Mr Williams’ wife, a £5.9m lump sum, and a further £2.2m in compensation to the man’s family, the Bradford Advertiser reports.
Mr Williams told the newspaper: “They [the men] took my fiancee away.
It’s like a nightmare.
I’m not sure how we got through it all.”
A lsr spokesperson said: “Lsr is delighted to be vindicated of the harm done to Mr Williams family by its actions.”
They added: “The court’s judgment is an important first step towards restoring trust between LSR and its clients.”
The company has previously been fined for breaching the law and fined in the past for not taking proper care of its clients.
It was also fined for refusing to return a client’s missing passport, and for failing to pay for an overseas trip.
But in this case, lsf is facing the potential of a fine of £25,000 or more if it is found to have breached the law.
Lsr said the money would go towards paying for the man to “restore his dignity” and that it would “continue to fight the charges”. “
It is important for the court that there be a genuine recovery for his family.”
Lsr said the money would go towards paying for the man to “restore his dignity” and that it would “continue to fight the charges”.
He said the company’s compensation is “an appropriate amount for Mr Williams” and was “part of a general compensation package to redress any wrongs”.
He added that the money will also be used to help with legal costs, and to cover any legal costs related to the case.
The case is now before the High Court.