Our dear friend Les was travelling back to the UK to help care for his disabled mother and Nan suffering with dementia when he was arrested out of the blue at the airport.
He had a connecting flight from Oman and was detained.
He is now in prison in Oman and was forced to sign a document in Arabic incriminating him. He's been trapped in prison since without any permission for contact.
The conditions in prison are terrible and Les hasn't eaten for days. We're really worried about him and desperately want to get him home safe to his family and loved ones.
The Omani lawyers are asking for £22,000 to release him. Please help us get our wonderful friend out of danger - any donation you could spare would be greatly received. Many thanks in advance for your generosity.
We'd like to make it clear that we don't know why Les has been imprisoned. He isn't an aggressive or violent man - all we know is that he had a verbal altercation while at Oman airport. This could even mean he said a few sharp words and that was enough to get him arrested - not that he swore or was drunk.
While in the Philippines, Les has tirelessly campaigned to clean up beaches and reduce plastic consumption. He is caring and kind and deserves to be reunited with his family.
We're focusing on getting our lovely friend Les home - all his family and friends are worried sick about him and he needs to get back to the UK to be with his poorly mum and gran. Thank you for all your support so far - Les has been told about everyone's generosity and he's very touched.
Again thanks so much for all the support and donations.