UK pregnant mum-of-six leaves kids alone to see internet boyfriend in Australia

UK pregnant mum-of-six leaves kids alone to see internet boyfriend in Australia
Published: 2014 November 28 17:59:15 (9022 Views)
A 43-year-old pregnant mum-of-six in the UK told her eldest son she was popping out to Asda supermarket but she was actually jetting off to Australia to see her internet boyfriend.

The woman left her 14-year-old son in charge of his five siblings, the youngest aged just three, while she spent six weeks with her lover.

Cops were alerted when the home alone teen called his horrified grandparents to complain he was hungry and they dialled 999.

Stunned officers discovered the six children living in a "warm but dirty" house in Birmingham and put them into emergency foster care.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons and is pregnant with her seventh child, was handed a suspended prison sentence.



Birmingham Crown Court was told she skipped the country on New Year's Day after telling her son she was going to the supermarket.

She later sent a text claiming she would not be back until the following day when she secretly boarded a flight for Sydney.

Prosecutors said she stayed with her online boyfriend, who used the money transfer firm Western Union to send her cash for the journey.

She then deactivated her social media accounts and refused police requests to return home until her scheduled flight six weeks later.

The single-mum admitted six charges of wilful abandonment between January 1 and February 20 at an earlier court appearance.



Source - Mirror

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