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Determined dad walked from Heathrow Airport to SCOTLAND in bid to halt expansion

Determined Neil Keveren dislikes the Heathrow expansion THAT MUCH and wanted to prove his point

A Harmondsworth dad has completed a gruelling three-week walk from his west London home all the way to Scotland.

Determined 55-year-old Neil Keveren hit the finish line of his 400-mile marathon walk across the border on Thursday (April 27) morning to deliver his message to the Scottish Government.

He began his epic trek at midday on Tuesday (April 4) in a bid to save his village from demolition due to a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Neil hopes that tackling the challenge by foot will send a strong message to the Scottish Government that Heathrow expansion is a bad idea and they should drop their support for it.

The Harmondsworth resident, born in the neighbouring village of Sipson, said: “Throughout the past three weeks I have met many politicians and campaigners across England in the hope of changing their minds from supporting a third runway at Heathrow.

"Now I am in Scotland, I will be meeting a series of Scottish politicians and will seek to persuade them that a third runway cannot be delivered.

“A third runway at Heathrow would leave Scottish taxpayers with a multi-billion-pound bill, would far from guarantee any lasting benefits for Scotland, be incompatible with climate change targets and result in the destruction of thousands of homes.

“Do the Scottish Government really want their record tarnished by this terrible project?"

Passing through many villages, towns and cities in England along the way, Neil met MPs, campaigners and residents who heard his story.

Neil Keveren would walk 400 miles... and would walk 400 more

The determined villager has made a big impression in the past to show his commitment to campaigning against the runway - even blocking the tunnel into Heathrow with his van in protest.

Crossing the Scottish Border last Sunday (April 23) Neil battled tough outdoor weather conditions as he made his way through south Scotland.

Now, campaign group Stop Heathrow Expansion will be supporting him as he visits the Scottish Parliament to mark the end of his three-week walk.

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