Minnock thanks supporters and vows never to give up
Highbridge mother who went on the run with her three-year-old
son for more than two weeks has thanked her supporters online
and said she will never give up trying to keep her "beautiful
Minnock, 35, went missing from her home in Highbridge with son
Ethan for 17 days after a court ruled he should live with his
handed herself in to police in Oxford last Friday following pleas
from police, family members and the courts.
on Facebook, Ms Minnock said she had endured "two years of
hell" and she thanked supporters who had signed a petition
urging Social Services to re-examine the custody case.
heart-breaking moment when you see that the little seed your baby
planted weeks and weeks ago has finally started to grow, and he's
not here to see it," she wrote.
say I'm devastated is an understatement, I have today read all
the support from all of you and am speechless."
went on to say that she is praying "that this case gets re-looked
at properly and the judge can see that my son belongs with his
mama who absolutely loves him to bits."
you all know how much I adore Ethan. Two years of hell, but would
do it over and over if it meant he was safe with me. Xx"
another post Ms Minnock wrote: "To all the mums and dads
fighting for their children: please keep going and never give
will never give up on keeping my beautiful baby safe."
mother and son vanished on 27th May - the day she was due to attend
a family court hearing in Bristol and hand her son over to ex-partner
Roger Williams, 39.
Williams, who lives in Burnham-On-Sea, confirmed on Saturday that
he had been reunited with Ethan, and said: "Ethan is safely
back in my care now."
and Somerset Police have made no arrests since Miss Minnock came
Stephen Wildblood QC, the judge dealing with the case, confirmed
a family court hearing would take place at 10am today (Monday)
at Bristol Crown Court.
Minnock's mother, Louise Minnock, of Highbridge, and her partner,
Andrew Butt, of Cheltenham, were sent to prison on Friday in relation
to the pair's disappearance.