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Wanted for Pregnancy

May 7, 2011 permalink

Vicki Haigh, the pregnant British jockey and trainer who fled from England to save her baby from child protectors, has been informed that social workers have placed her on the police wanted list.



The police hunt is on for Vicky Haigh, though she is not a 'missing person'

Former jockey and trainer Vicky Haigh was surprised to discover that she had been declared a 'missing person' by 'her' social worker, writes Christopher Booker.

Vicki Haigh
Vicki Haigh is well known and respected in the world of horse racing Photo: PA/GARETH COPLEY

Following my report last week that the former jockey and trainer Vicky Haigh had fled to Ireland to pre-empt her unborn baby being seized by Nottinghamshire social workers, she received a call on her mobile from Nottinghamshire police. “Your social worker,” she was told, “has reported you as a missing person.” Miss Haigh’s reply was that she was not aware that she had a social worker, and that she was certainly not a “missing person”, since she was well aware of where she was – in Ireland, as had been reported by a national newspaper.

The policeman acknowledged that, since Ireland was “out of my jurisdiction”, there was nothing he could do about it. Some time later, however, the father of Miss Haigh’s baby (which is due in a few days) was visited in England by another policeman, wanting to search the house. The father rang Miss Haigh and asked her to explain to the policeman that she was in Ireland, and that there would therefore be little point in him searching the house.

The policeman left, but was eventually followed by two more CID officers, also wanting to search the house and to ascertain Miss Haigh’s exact whereabouts. When her partner explained that he did not know her address in Ireland, because she had been careful not to tell him, he was threatened with arrest for “perverting the course of justice”.

Miss Haigh has committed no offence; she is not a “missing person” – so the police should have no interest in her whereabouts. Is there not a punishable offence known as “wasting police time”?

Source: Telegraph (UK)