Mother faces court over son's murder

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A mother is due in court today charged with murdering her 11-year-old son at an airport hotel.

Yvonne Freaney, of Penarth, south Wales, was arrested after her son Glen was found dead at the Sky Plaza Hotel near Cardiff Airport on Saturday.

The 48-year-old will appear at Cardiff Crown Court this morning.

South Wales Police said they were called to the hotel where Glen and his mother lived on Saturday by friends and family who were concerned about the boy's safety.

A force spokesman said police attended within three minutes, adding: "Sadly, when officers arrived at their hotel room, the victim was dead."

The last confirmed sighting of Glen alive was on Thursday and police believe he probably died on Thursday or Friday last week.

Freaney appeared at Barry Magistrates' Court yesterday and spoke only to confirm her name, age and address before she was remanded in custody.

Det Ch Insp Richard Jones of South Wales Police Major Crime Team said: "If you have been a resident at the hotel, have seen Glen in the last week or you believe you have information relevant to the investigation, please contact us on 01656 679 585 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."