Caravan family is freed from Mongolia

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A family whose round-the-world trip in a horse-drawn caravan turned into a nightmare when they became trapped in Mongolia have been given permission to leave the country.

David Grant, 53, and his wife Kate, who sold their cottage in Orkney to travel with their three children, were halted when Mr Grant was convicted of injuring a man with a catapult. He was given a suspended sentence, but could not leave the country as his victim was claiming damages. Yesterday, an deal was struck to allow the family to leave.