Lauren Etchells Bio
Lauren Etchells, a teacher originally from South Shields, Tyneside, left Canada three years ago and is understood to have attempted to come ashore on Jersey with her parents.
When she was an infant, Kaydance Etchell was allegedly abducted and flown out of Canada.
Now 3 years later, she’s been found safe & mom Lauren Etchells has been arrested in Europe.
Read @rhiannaschmunk‘s story: https://t.co/JS6CYa5vSE
Watch @DanBurritt explain what happened: pic.twitter.com/guZTnUwxaj
— CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) July 5, 2019
Lauren Etchells Wife
A British woman who left her wife Tasha Brown in Canada for their sperm donor and allegedly abducted their child has been arrested after landing an inflatable rubber dinghy in the Channel Islands.
A spokesman for Jersey police confirmed that “two children, a girl aged four and boy aged three, were also on board”. Both are safe.
Lauren Etchells Parents
Angela and Brian Etchells, both 67, who were also arrested and are now on bail, say their daughter is law-abiding and had never even had so much as a parking ticket before going on the run.
Lauren Etchells was apprehended along with her parents, son and daughter while using a dinghy to land on the island of Jersey in the British Channel. https://t.co/DxzHQJUprC
— Global BC (@GlobalBC) July 4, 2019
Lauren Etchells Age
She is 33 years old.
Lauren Etchells Parents Statements
Speaking on the island, Angela said: ‘Our daughter’s motivation in this was only based on love and a desperate need to protect her children. Their welfare was her only concern.
Lauren Etchells Story 2016
I am confused about this Case. According to the stories I’ve read the actual mother who gave birth to the child, Lauren Etchells, is the person who took the child to Europe but now the other woman, Tasha Brown simply her partner once should be given custody? What a mess! Poor kid
— Steve W Oatway (@musthavehumour) July 6, 2019
A story that made headlines around the world, Lauren vanished from Canada in 2016 after splitting from her wife Tasha Brown, 45.
Lauren Etchells Boyfriend
she started a new life with her friend Marco van der Merwe, who was the sperm donor for her second child Marcus but who became her partner.
Lauren Etchells On the Run
According to police in Saanich, Vancouver, Etchells travelled to England, France, the Netherlands, the Middle East and possibly Spain and Portugal while on the run.
As a result of her international movements, a ‘red notice’ was published by Interpol identifying her as wanted and ultimately led to her arrest.
Lauren Etchells Arrested
Here’s the boat allegedly used by Kaydance’s other mother Lauren Etchells (and Etchells’ parents, Brian and Angela) to land on the shore at Jersey.
Etchells was under a custody order preventing her from leaving Canada with Kaydance when she took the child to the U.K. in 2016. pic.twitter.com/WSyQmSJbwz
— Lasia Kretzel (@lkretzel1130) July 5, 2019
She was found by Jersey Police on Tuesday when she tried to land a 13ft inflatable dinghy near St Catherine on the east coast of the Channel Island.
On board with her were Kaydance, now four, Marcus and her parents Brian and Angela, both 67. They told police they had come from France on a day trip.
Lauren Etchells Pleaded Guilty
Etchells appeared at Jersey Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and pleaded guilty to child neglect and immigration offences. Her parents were released on bail after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting, and immigration offences.
Lauren Etchells Charged and Sentenced
They will all be sentenced in August. Meanwhile, proceedings to extradite Etchells to Canada are under way. The children are currently in foster care while the case proceeds.
Lauren Etchells had been in a relationship with Tasha Brown in Canada for nine years when she disappeared with their daughter Kaydance. pic.twitter.com/3UfkeGMiIr
— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) July 5, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Lauren Etchells, 33, was arrested arriving in Jersey last week in a dinghy with her two young children and her elderly parents
- Mother-of-two went on the run from Canada three years ago after leaving her wife Tasha Brown, 45, to start a new life with their sperm donor
- Ms. Etchells appeared at Jersey Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and pleaded guilty to child neglect and immigration offenses
- Her parents Angela and Brian, 67, were also arrested and bailed after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting, and immigration offenses
- Now Angela, from South Shields, Tyne, and Wear, has broken her silence to say her daughter absconded out of love for her children