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Suspended sentence for woman who saw her son 'too often'

Rosemin Najmudin told the judge that she had not appreciated the precise terms of the order. Credit: PA

A woman has been given a suspended 12-month prison sentence after breaching a family court order limiting the number of times she can see her teenage son.

Rosemin Najmudin broke the order made two years ago by seeing her son on "many, many occasions", the Family Division in London's High Court heard.

She told Mr Justice Keehan that she had not appreciated the precise terms of the order and said her son had wanted to see her.

But the judge said he did not believe her and said what she had done was "extremely serious".

Mr Justice Keehan said Ms Najmudin and her former partner had been embroiled in family court litigation about their son for many years.

Ms Najmudin had been convicted of perverting the course of justice in 2012 and given a nine-month jail term, the court heard.

The judge said she had presented a report to a family court judge which purported to be from a specialist - but when checked the document proved to be a forgery.

In 2013, while Ms Najmudin was in jail, Mr Justice Keehan had ruled that the boy should live with his father.

The judge said he had decided that Ms Najmudin should have supervised contact with her son about six times a year.

He said he had concluded that if allowed unsupervised contact she would cause "emotional and psychological damage" to the youngster.

Earlier this year, the boy's father had complained that she had been seeing the youngster in breach of the judge's order - and launched contempt of court proceedings.

Ms Najmudin accepted that she had seen her soon a number of times without permission.

"I honestly didn't appreciate the exact details," she told the judge. "I have been happy. (My son) has been happy. "It doesn't matter what I say, I am scared of you. I am scared of the court. I want nothing to do with the court. "I have lost everything. I have lost my son."

Ms Najmudin said the court had never ruled in her favour and that she thought that her former partner knew that she was seeing the youngster.

Nobody understands why a mother cannot see her son. I believe that a mother has a right to see her child. I believe that a father has the right to see his child.

I love my son. He wants to see me regularly. He is overjoyed.

– Rosemin Najmudin at the High Court

He concluded that she had put the youngster, who is in his early teens, at risk of harm and was in contempt of court.

And he said any further breaches within the next 12 months would result in her being jailed.

Mr Justice Keehan said Ms Najmudin, said to have links in London and Manchester, could be named in media reports but the boy - and his father - should not be named.