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.