A mother who took her severely ill child to the Netherlands for cannabis oil treatment says she is now trapped living abroad.
Julie Galloway left Scotland with seven-year-old Alexa, who has epilepsy and a rare neurological condition, almost a year ago to live with relatives in Rotterdam.
She says she is still living out of a suitcase and her savings are almost gone – but she fears that returning home without the medication would put her daughter’s life in danger.
Julie, from Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, said: “I feel like a refugee forced to live abroad to save my child.
“I have no other option. I miss my family. My mother and my sister are in Scotland – but my child comes first.
“I want to come home but I am terrified the medication will be confiscated. I am