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Karli: woman remanded

A mother-of-three was remanded in custody for seven days yesterday accused of the abduction of baby Karli Hawthorne.

Denise Giddings, 33, from the Langdon Hills area of Basildon in Essex, appeared before a packed magistrates' court in the town for a hearing which lasted just over half an hour.

Following a 45-minute adjournment, Nicola Moulds, chair of the magistrates' bench, returned to announce the court's decision.

Ms Giddings was handcuffed by guards as she left the court.