The family of a British woman who travelled to Tunisia in order to attend a court hearing regarding her divorce from a Tunisian national have grown increasingly concerned about her whereabouts, after she failed to return home as planned.
Mrs Melissa Everest from Lancing, West Sussex flew to Tunis on 6 July 2016 to attend divorce proceedings and was due to return to the UK on 14 July, after the case was adjourned to a later date. Via a Facebook post, Mrs Everest’s sister Heidi Everest-Gourlay stated that no one in the family had heard directly from Mrs Everest since the day before her scheduled departure and have grown increasingly concerned about her welfare.
According to the Daily Mail, Mrs Everest, who has two minor children from a previous relationship, met her estranged husband Adem Brins Harrabi during a summer holiday in 2014, “after going through a divorce”. They married in Tunisia the following year but the relationship soon broke down.
Despite the family’s concerns, Sussex Police announced that, “following inquiries via the National Crime Agency and the Foreign Office,” the Tunisian Police have found Mrs Everest who “confirmed to them that she was in Tunisia of her own free will”.
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