Sick Windrush grandmother, 81, who lived in Britain for 50 years is blocked from coming back to the UK after visiting Jamaica

A Windrush grandmother who paid taxes in Britain for 50 years has been penniless and cut off from her family since going to her sister's funeral in Jamaica.

Gretel Gorcan, 81, was one of thousands invited from the Caribbean to the UK to boost the economy and held a regular job and raised a family in London.

When she arrived in 1960 aged 24 she got a stamp in her passport giving her indefinite leave to remain, but it was stolen in a 2006 burglary.