23 Feb 2009

Sixth person in court over kidnap of boy

3:11 pm on 23 February 2009

The final person to be charged over the kidnapping of a six year old boy in 2006 has reappeared in the Hamilton District Court.

The woman, 36, has interim name suppression and was extradicted from Australia in January.

She was remanded on bail to appear in court next month for a pre-depositions hearing.

She is the sixth person charged after the boy was taken from central Hamilton and kept in hiding for five months.

The boy's mother was sentenced to home detention and community work and his grandfather received home detention for abduction.

Another person was sentenced to community detention and supervision and two people in Northland were jailed.