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Runaway mum's family 'focusing' on getting Ethan back

The family of a mother who went on the run for almost three weeks with her young son have said they are "focusing" on trying to win back custody of the child after the missing mum handed herself over to police.

Rebecca Minnock, 35, disappeared from her home in Somerset, with son Ethan after a judge ruled he should live with his father and remained in hiding for 17 days before finally turning herself in today.

Minnock's sister Limmie Shaw said her side of the three-year-old's family were now "fully focused on getting Ethan back with his mum".

ITV News reporter Peter Smith reports on today's return of Ethan to his father:

Missing Ethan 'safely back' in the care of his father

A three-year-old boy who was missing with his mother for more than two weeks is now "safely back" in the care of his father.

Rebecca Minnock, 35, went on the run from her home in Highbridge, Somerset, with Ethan for 17 days after a court ruled that her son should live with his father, Roger Williams

Rebecca Minnock had disappeared with her son, Ethan Williams.

Mr Williams said this morning, "Ethan is safely back in my care now."

A police spokesman said no arrests had been made following the return of mother and son.

"This will be a matter for the family courts now," the spokesman added.

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