Rebecca Minnock, who went on the run with her three-year-old son during a bitter custody battle could be jailed.
The 25-year-old is facing committal proceedings launched by her ex-partner Roger Williams after she defied two court orders concerning their son Ethan Williams.
Two court hearings will take place in Bristol this week, which could see the mother-of-one jailed for contempt of court.
Judge Stephen Wildblood QC said would there would be a directions hearing on Wednesday, ahead of the full hearing on Friday. Both will be heard at Bristol Magistrates' Court.
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