runaway mother Rebecca Minnock could be jailed
mother from Highbridge who went on the run with her three-year-old
son during a custody battle could be jailed.
Minnock, 35, is facing committal proceedings launched by her ex-partner
Roger Williams, 39, after she defied two court orders concerning
their son Ethan Williams.
court hearings will take place in Bristol this week, which could
see her jailed for contempt of court.
Stephen Wildblood QC said there would be a directions hearing
on Wednesday, ahead of the full hearing on Friday. Both will be
held in public at Bristol Magistrates' Court.
this month her mother, Louise, 52, and her mother's partner Andrew
Butt, 56, were jailed for withholding information about the boy's
disappearance. Both have since been released.
Minnock handed herself in to the police in Oxford on June 12th
after 17 days on the run.
had disappeared on May 27th, the day she was meant to hand Ethan
over to his father.