Tycoon fights to keep `son' in UK

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The millionaire businessman Richard Morley confirmed yesterday that he is to fight a last-ditch court battle to prevent the deportation of the Nepalese teenager he calls his son.

After 19-year-old Jayaram Khadka reported to Coleford police station in Gloucestershire yesterday, Mr Morley announced that appeal papers would be lodged next Wednesday for a judicial review.

He is to contest a deportation order confirmed last week by the Home Secretary which says Mr Khadka is an illegal immigrant. The civil rights lawyer Rudy Narayan will be leading a defence team.

Mr Morley, who lives at Clearwell Castle in the Forest of Dean, said the appeal would be on the grounds that the Home Secretary had failed to examine the case properly.

He made a promise to Mr Khadka's late father - who helped to save his life after a climbing accident - that he would look after his son if anything happened to him. And he now says he will move to Nepal if Mr Khadka is deported.