Mother 'on the run' with her young child surrenders to police

Minnock has surrendered with her young son Ethan
Minnock has surrendered with her young son Ethan

A mother who went on the run with her three-year-old son after a court ruled he should live with his father has handed herself into police, it has been reported.

Rebecca Minnock, 35, surrended after 17 days in hiding with her son Ethan, the Daily Mail said.
According to the newspaper, she said: "I feel that my time has run out now."
Miss Minnock, who has been been hiding in the Thames Valley area, insisted she had no regrets about fleeing with Ethan, the Mail reported.
She told the newspaper: "My only regret would be the trouble that my family have gotten into, all the police efforts and time I've wasted. Obviously everyone's been concerned but we've both been absolutely fine.

"He's been safe and happy and I don't have any regrets because I've spent so much more time with him than I would've been able to."

Miss Minnock said her son believed he had been on holiday and they had been having "normal, fun times together", including going swimming and visiting parks.

She said she decided to hand herself in after Ethan asked to see family members.

She had also watching her mother Louise Minnock being jailed for contempt of court today after lying about the toddler's disappearance.

Miss Minnock told the Mail: "I've heard today that my mum's been taken to court and I know it's not fair to Ethan to keep running with him. He needs to go home, he needs his routine back.

"It's been extremely difficult, I've considered it every day since we've gone. What's made my mind up, Ethan has been asking to see my family, he's been asking to go to his bed back home."