A Powys grandmother who was threatened with deportation has been told she has been granted the right to remain in the UK
79-year-old Carolyn Hirst, who is a South African national, has been married to her British husband, Michael, for 44 years.
The pair moved to Powys from South Africa following a violent robbery at their home.
However, despite being married to a British man and her daughter being a British passport holder too, Mrs Hirst’s application to stay in the UK was turned down by the Home Office.
She was so terrified of being deported back to South Africa, she struggled to eat and sleep.
Now that decision has been revoked and Ms Hirst has been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
Her daughter, Nikki Blandin de Chalain said the family were delighted their mother could stay.