POLICE searched the rural home of a grandmother of four sisters yesterday as they continued to ignore a court order saying they must return to Italy to live with their father.

The girls’ 70-year-old great grandmother has taken them on the run rather than hand them over to child safety officers. Their grandmother and owner of the Victorian property said her mother was focused entirely on the well-being of the children, aged between nine and 14, who all want to stay in Australia.

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