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Full report: Katrice Lee family harassment case

A woman who sent abusive messages to the family of a two-year-old girl who went missing more than 30 years ago will not be going to jail.

Donna Wright from Spennymoor claimed that she was missing Katrice Lee who disappeared in 1981.

Wright, who is bi-polar, sent messages to a facebook page which the family had set up as part of the search for Katrice.

She was given a 12 week suspended sentence after appearing before a judge via video link.

Watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below.

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Woman sentenced after harassing Katrice Lee's family

Katrice Lee was two years old when she went missing in Germany Credit: Lee Family

A woman from County Durham has been given a 12 week suspended sentence after admitting she harassed 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 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.

Donna Wright's 12 week sentence has been suspended for 18 months during which she will be supervised.

Full Report: Woman pleads guilty to harassing Katrice Lee's family

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.

Watch the full report from Frances Read below.

Woman pleads guilty to harassing family of missing toddler

A County Durham woman has pleaded guilty to harassing the family of a toddler who went missing more than thirty years ago.

Donna Wright, 33, from Spennymoor admitted sending numerous Facebook messages to Katrice Lee's family.

Wright appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court via videolink and will be sentenced next month.

Katrice Lee went missing on her 2nd birthday in 1981 from a British military base in Germany where her father worked.

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Katrice Lee family harassment case adjourned

Katrice Lee was two years old when she went missing in Germany Credit: Lee family

The case of a County Durham woman, charged with harassing the family of a toddler who went missing more than 30 years ago, has been adjourned due to her ill health.

33-year-old Donna Wright, from Spennymoor, was due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court accused of using the social networking site Facebook to send messages to the family of Katrice Lee.

The case was adjourned for two weeks after magistrates were told Wright, who has psychiatric issues, was "acutely ill".

Bail conditions that Wright does not contact members of the Lee family or access a Facebook page set up for Katrice were extended.

Katrice went missing near the British Army base in Germany where her father Richard was serving in 1981 when she was two years old.

Woman charged with harassing family of missing toddler

Katrice was in a shop in Germany when she dissapeared Credit: Lee Family

A County Durham woman has been charged with harassing the family of a toddler who went missing more than 30 years ago.

Donna Wright, 33, from Hillside Court, Spennymoor, is alleged to have used Facebook to send messages to Katrice Lee's family.

The little girl went missing on her second birthday in 1981 from a shop near a British army base in Paderborn, Germany.

Katrice's mother Sharon, from Gosport, Hampshire, and father Richard Lee, from Hartlepool, believe she was snatched and may still be alive.

Following a hearing at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court Donna Wright was remained on bail on the condition that she does not make contact with Katrice's family, look at the missing girl's Facebook page or contact the page's administrators.

Harassment warning for County Durham woman

A woman from County Durham has been given a harassment warning by police for sending abusive messages on Facebook to the family of a toddler who went missing more than 30 years ago.

Katrice Lee disappeared at the age of two while her mother went shopping in Paderborn, Germany, in November 1981.

The family have recently received an apology from the Government about how the original Royal Military Police investigation of the case was handled.

But earlier this year the family were contacted by a woman claiming to be missing Katrice.

However, after the RMP looked into the claims, including a DNA test, it was found that the woman was not her.

The woman, from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, then sent abusive messages to Katrice's mother and to her sister, Natasha.

"Following an allegation of online harassment by the family in the Hampshire area, a harassment warning was issued to a 32-year-old woman from the Bishop Auckland area.

The protection from harassment warning was formally issued by ourselves on behalf of the Royal Military Police."

– Durham Police

Full Report: Apology for family of missing Katrice

The family of a toddler who went missing from a British Army barracks in Germany more than thirty years ago say they've just had an apology - and an admission there were failings in the initial investigation into her disappearance.

Katrice Lee from Hartlepool was two when she vanished in 1981. Her parents have always argued that the military police were slow to react.

Her father, Richard, says although he welcomes the apology, he feels a public inquiry is the only way the family will discover the truth.

You can see the full report from Claire Montgomery below.

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