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Child abduction case of a mother has ended with her arrest (18 October 2012)

Date: 18/10/2012
Duncan Lewis, Legal News Solicitors, Child abduction case of a mother has ended with her arrest

The mother of five who had vanished with her four children following a custody battle with their Spanish father has been arrested yesterday after five days on the run.
Jennifer Jones, 46, went into hiding along with her four children aged between eight and 14, but the children were found in the Gwent area just after 11 am 50 miles away from their home in Llanelli, Wales.
Dyfed Powys Police confirmed this afternoon that Mrs Jones was under arrest for child abduction. Jones and her children were discovered in Blackwood, Gwent, 30 hours after going on the run.
Dyfed Powys Police arrested Ms Jones and her partner John Williams who were being questioned about the abduction of the children.
A spokesman for the force added that the police and the local authority were now working together with family members towards the safety of the children.
Police said the children's father Colonel Tomas Palacin Cambra was very happy with the turn of the events.
Judge Mr Justice Roderic Wood, who asked yesterday for the public's help finding Miss Jones and the children, was due to analyse developments at a High Court hearing in London later today.
Spanish courts granted Colonel Cambra custody of the children when his 12 year marriage to Ms Jones ended in 2008.
It was claimed by Jones’s family that Colonel Cambra had done everything in his power’s to stop Jones from seeing her children ever since they were divorced.
The children had come to stay with Ms Jones at her home in Llanelli, South Wales, in June for a summer holiday but they did not return.
All four children started at schools in the town while Ms Jones began legal proceedings in the family court to gain custody.
But the Family Division of the High Court last week ruled that the children should be returned to their father by last Friday.
When Ms Jones failed to return them back to Spain Mr Justice Wood ruled the children should be taken from her home by police and social services.
They were married in 1996 and had a daughter Sara, now 16, who was yesterday in Spain with her father and his family.
The family were in the process of building a luxury home in Catalonia in 2008 when Ms Jones and the children returned to Llanelli for 10 months.
Yesterday, Colonel Cambra said all he wanted was for the children to return home where they belonged. All four children were born in Britain after the couple met in the early 1990s.

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