Neighbours just want baby Gammy story to end | Video, photos

Residents from Mossop Street in Bunbury just want the baby Gammy story to end so their lives can return to normal.

Media have been camped out the front of a South Bunbury property since Monday morning desperate for a glimpse of David and Wendy Farnell who are the biological parents of Down syndrome baby Gammy.

It was alleged by Gammy's surrogate mother Pattharamon Janbua that the couple abandoned Gammy in Thailand and took home his healthy sister.

However, in a statement to the Bunbury Mail through a family friend, the couple say the allegations that they abandoned baby Gammy, made by Thai surrogate mother Pattharamon Janbua, are lies.

Neighbours say they knew very little about David and Wendy Farnell who kept to themselves however said they were shocked to see the heavy media attention throughout the week.

One neighbour told the Bunbury Mail on Tuesday he had not had a lot of interaction with the couple but he believed a man lived there full-time while an Asian woman visited the home intermittently. 

"When I got home on Saturday night I'm sure I saw them in the driveway getting a baby carrier out of the car," he said. 

"It's hard to believe a national news story has ended up on our street."

On Friday afternoon David Farnell's son, Joshua, and his partner began the first family members to visit the South Bunbury home of the biological parents of Gammy since Monday.

Another son of David Farnell spoke out on Wednesday in defence of his father and vowed to stand by him, despite allegations the convicted paedophile abandoned critically-ill baby Gammy in Thailand.

I can tell you how good of a father my dad was towards us. He's amazing. He's brought the best out of all of us kids," the son, who did not wish to be named, told Fairfax Media.

David and Wendy Farnell have agreed to a 'tell-all' interview on the 60 Minutes program on Channel Nine Sunday night in return for the television show donating an undisclosed amount of money to an appeal for Gammy that has so-far raised $240,000.

Meanwhile, baby Gammy received some good news on Thursday with doctors ruling out a suspected heart condition that was believed to be plaguing him and confirming he in fact has a “healthy and strong heart”.


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