IN PICTURES: 29 photos of Billy Caldwell and mum Charlotte's return home to NI

Billy Caldwell and mum, Charlotte Caldwell, touched down in Belfast on Thursday evening after the Home Office granted an emergency licence allowing medicinal cannabis to be used to treat the 12 year-old's epilepsy.

Friday, 6th July 2018, 1:13 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 6:02 pm
Charlotte Caldwell, mum of severely epileptic boy Billy who fought the government to secure life-saving medication, arrive in Belfast before heading to the family home in Tyrone. Photos: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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Billy, who suffers from severe epilepsy, made international headlines recently when mum Charlotte appeared on several radio and television programmes saying the government were denying her access to medicinal cannabis - a substance she says that helps to considerably control the frequency and severity of Billy’s seizures.

Billy and mum Charlotte are both from Castlederg, Co. Tyrone.