Boy missing, mom held in custody battle

WELLINGTON - The mother of a six-year-old boy at the centre of a custody dispute was jailed indefinitely in New Zealand yesterday for refusing to reveal his whereabouts, news reports said.

WELLINGTON - The mother of a six-year-old boy at the centre of a custody dispute was jailed indefinitely in New Zealand yesterday for refusing to reveal his whereabouts, news reports said.

Kay Skelton, 35, was found in contempt of court by a judge in the North Island city of Hamilton, where the boy was alleged to have been kidnapped from the public library in August.

The boy's father, Chris Jones, had legal custody of his son at the time.

Police have been looking for Dick Headley, 68, Skelton's father and the grandfather of Jayden Headley. They have filed kidnapping charges against him and his daughter.

Judge Paul Heath had ordered Skelton and her family to bring the boy to court or face the consequences.

Heath found four other members of Skelton's family not guilty of contempt, it was reported. - Sapa-DPA

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