A woman has been sentenced to seven weeks in prison for harassing the family of a child who has been missing since 1981.
Donna Wright, 34, falsely claimed to be Katrice Lee, the missing daughter of Richard Lee, from Hartlepool, via phone calls in December last year, only seven months into a suspended sentence for the same offence.
Ms Wright was jailed after admitting harassment and breaching her previous suspended sentence.
Katrice Lee disappeared on her second birthday in a busy shop near a British Army base in West Germany where her father was stationed in 1981.
The father of a toddler who went missing almost 33 years ago says he's 'envious' of the attention the Madeline McCann case is getting.
Richard Lee, who's daughter Katrice went missing on her second birthday in West Germany in November 1981, said:
"I am not jealous, I am envious that a lot more attention has gone into their case.
"However, I feel like there is not a level playing field with regards to missing children.
"Every year 250,000 children go missing in the UK and it is not all about one individual person or family."
– Richard Lee, father of Katrice Lee
Madeline disappeared while on a family holiday at the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz in May 2003. British police are currently searching an area of land close to where the three-year-old went missing.
A woman from County Durham has pleaded guilty to harassing the family of a toddler who went missing more than thirty years ago.
Katrice Lee disappeared from a military base in Germany in 1981.
33-year-old Donna Wright from Spennymoor has admitted sending Katrice's family numerous facebook messages claiming that she was Katrice, and continued to harass the family even after proof she was not.