A DAD-OF-TWO from York who was severely injured in a crash in Thailand has returned to England with his family.

Chris Moulds, 39, has been in intensive care in a coma since his accident about ten weeks ago near Pattaya.

Supporters have raised £21,500 of a £30,000 target and friends loaned the remaining money to allow Chris to be flown back home last week.

It had been feared that his wife Alice and their two children Nicholas, five, and 18-month-old Isabel may have had to stay in Thailand as they did not have British passports but they have been able to secure visas and arrived on Monday.

Chris is being cared for in hospital in Hull where he remains in a coma but is showing positive signs.

Sandra Harper, Chris' mum who is from Driffield, wrote on his Facebook appeal page: "I know so many of you have been waiting to see a photo like this - Alice, Isabel and Christopher in the UK. Nicholas is also here, but feeling a bit poorly after his long journey.

"I cannot tell you how wonderful it feels to have them all back here in the UK. Christopher is getting the care that he needs and we are all together, so it is so much easier to support each other.

"Without you, each and every one of you we wouldn't have been able to do it, and I am sorry to say there are still bills to be paid, but thank you so much for everything, every donation, big and small, the messages of love and support, the amount of work that has gone in to getting us to this point, thank you all so much.

"This is just the start of another chapter in our lives. We are so much richer for people like you being with us.

"I nearly forgot, how could I, our new total is £21, 522.17, still lots of events planned and money promised, let’s see if we can smash that target. We are so close now."

Speaking to The Press, Ms Harper said Chris was now breathing unaided and had obviously reacted when his wife and children arrived at the hospital.

As Chris did not have medical insurance his family has had to foot the £1,000-a-day medical bill.

Ms Harper, 63, had flown out to be with the family in Thailand.

She had suffered numerous frustrating hold-ups in securing a visa for the family but a British expat who used to work for the embassy in Bangkok stepped in to help move the process along. He waived his fee when he heard the family's story.

Chris was born at Westow Croft outside Malton and lived in Huby near Easingwold, then Copmanthorpe, and attended Tadcaster Grammar School.

Before moving to Thailand he lived in China, where he met Alice, whom he married six years ago.

Anyone wishing to donate to help Chris can do so via their funds4us page http://funds4us.co.uk/campaigns/please-help-get-my-son-home-from-thailand-2/

The Facebook campaign page is called Please Help Bring My Son Home From Thailand.