Archive for the 'child abduction' Category

Girl persuades judge not to send her back to Canada as Middlesbrough is ‘more exciting’ – Daily Telegraph

“The schoolgirl who was ‘abducted’ from her father’s home in Canada by her English mother won the right not to return after telling judges: “I never, never in my whole life want to go back there. The 13-year-old made clear her determination to stay in the Teesside town when Lord Justice Thorpe and Lady Justice Smith took the unique step of holding a private interview with her halfway through a hearing at London’s Civil Appeal Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Shannon Matthews serious case review clears social workers – The Guardian

“Social workers could not have foreseen the abduction of Shannon Matthews by her mother, a serious case review has concluded.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

In re A (Children) (Abduction: Interim Powers) – WLR Daily

In re A (Children) (Abduction: Interim Powers) [2010] EWCA Civ 586; [2010] WLR (D) 139

“S 5 of the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 permitted a court to give directions to a local authority to provide accommodation for the abductor and abducted children.”

WLR Daily, 28th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Cardiff man jailed for stealing car with baby inside – BBC News

“A man who stole a car without realising a one-year-old girl was asleep in the back has been jailed for 34 months.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court backs extradition of mother to US on abduction charge – The Guardian

“High court judges have backed demands by the home secretary and the US authorities to extradite a seriously ill woman to stand trial in America on charges of abducting her daughter 12 years ago.”

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The Guardian, 21st April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal first as girl, 5, consulted in ‘tug-of-love’ court case – Daily Telegraph

“A five-year-old girl involved in a ‘tug-of-love’ case has made legal history after being consulted by a court about which parent she wants to live with.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ex-carer jailed over child abduction – The Independent

“A former foster carer who hid a vulnerable boy in a hollowed-out washing machine so he could evade police was jailed for 33 months today after being found guilty of child abduction.”

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The Independent, 29th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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