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CanadaB.C. child found safe in U.K., mother arrested years after alleged parental abduction

22:15  04 july  2019
22:15  04 july  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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Nearly three years after leaving B . C ., a dual Canadian-British citizen accused of abducting her now four- year -old daughter from Vancouver Island has been arrested . Social Sharing. Lauren Ann Etchells was wanted for alleged abduction and defying a court order after leaving country in 2016.

SAANICH — A four- year -old girl from Vancouver Island has been found on a small island off the coast of England after allegedly being abducted by her mother more than three The two children have been placed in foster care and the process of bringing the girl back to Canada has begun, police said.

A dual Canadian-British citizen accused of abducting her now four-year-old daughter from Vancouver Island has been arrested by RCMP, years after leaving B.C.

Lauren Ann Etchells, 31, allegedly defied a court order and boarded a WestJet flight from Vancouver to London's Gatwick Airport with her daughter Kaydance, her new partner, and their newborn child in 2016.

Kaydance Page Etchells, now 4, was reported missing by her mother Tasha Brown, Etchells' estranged wife.

On Thursday, the Saanich Police Department announced Etchells and Kaydance had been found travelling in a dinghy in the English Channel, along with Etchells' partner and her parents.

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B . C . child found safe in Europe; mother arrested for alleged parental abduction . Lauren Ann Etchells was arrested after arriving on the shores just south of St. Catherine's, Jersey, in a four-metre inflatable dinghy. Also in the boat were her parents and two children .

Parental child abduction is the hiding, taking, or keeping hold of a child by his/her parent while defying the rights of the child 's other parent or another member of the family. This type of abduction occurs when the parents separate or begin divorce proceedings.

B.C. child found safe in U.K., mother arrested years after alleged parental abduction © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Kaydance Etchells, when she was nine months old, with her mothers Lauren Etchells, centre, and Tasha Brown in June 2015. (Tasha Brown/Facebook)

Police said Etchells and her parents were arrested for offences relating to child neglect and immigration and have pleaded guilty.

A statement said Kaydence and her half-brother, the newborn in 2016, have been placed into foster care as the case is "worked through."

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