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Missing mother, 26, who vanished with son has ‘gone underground’

‘My boy needs his parents not a life on the run’: Father makes emotional plea to his ex-partner who has been missing with their three year old son for six months to come home

  • Ellie Yarrow-Sanders, 26, disappeared with Olly Sheridan six months ago 
  • They vanished before she was due to give evidence in a family court hearing 
  • Olly is at the centre of a family court dispute between his estranged parents 

A woman missing with her three-year-old child since July has been urged to see sense by the child’s father who today begged her to let their son have a ‘normal childhood’ not a life ‘on the run’. 

Ellie Yarrow-Sanders, 26, has not used her bank accounts or mobile since disappearing with Olly Sheridan six months ago, according to the youngster’s father, Patrick Sheridan. 

Mr Sheridan, 45, has today renewed his appeal for information about their whereabouts and Essex Police are also searching for them.

Mr Sheridan said: ‘I hope that Ellie sees sense and comes forward so that this can be sorted out and Olly can have a normal childhood, not living on the run.

‘My boy needs both of his parents in his life and not to live a life undercover, hidden away from his family and the rest of the world.’

He said Christmas was ‘unbearable’, adding: ‘Please, if any members of the public who might have seen Olly or have any information, call the police.’ 

Ellie Yarrow-Sanders, 26, has not used her bank accounts or mobile since disappearing with Olly Sheridan six months ago,

Staff at Mr Sheridan’s law firm Irwin Mitchell on Thursday renewed appeals for help finding Olly and his mother and said the situation was becoming ‘increasingly serious’.

Olly, who is at the centre of a family court dispute between his estranged parents, disappeared with his mother just a few weeks before she was due to give evidence in a ‘critical’ family court hearing, lawyers say. 

A judge raised the alarm in December and urged anyone with information to come forward.

Mr Justice Williams, who had overseen a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London, said he was gravely concerned.

Family court hearings have been staged in private and journalists had been barred from identifying any involved family members, who come from the Basildon area of Essex.

The reports come from solicitors representing the youngster's father, Patrick Sheridan (pictured)

The reports come from solicitors representing the youngster's father, Patrick Sheridan (pictured)

The reports come from solicitors representing the youngster’s father, Patrick Sheridan (pictured)

Olly, who is at the centre of a family court dispute between his estranged parents, disappeared with his mother just a few weeks before she was due to give evidence in a 'critical' family court hearing

Olly, who is at the centre of a family court dispute between his estranged parents, disappeared with his mother just a few weeks before she was due to give evidence in a ‘critical’ family court hearing

But Mr Justice Williams said he was lifting the identity bar in the hope that publicity would help find Olly and Miss Yarrow-Sanders.

He said they could be named and photographs published. Essex Police are also searching and have urged anyone with information to get in touch.

‘Ellie has gone underground since abducting Olly,’ said an Irwin Mitchell spokeswoman on Thursday.

Mr Justice Williams, who had overseen a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London, said he was gravely concerned

Mr Justice Williams, who had overseen a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London, said he was gravely concerned

Family court hearings have been staged in private and journalists had been barred from identifying any involved family members, who come from the Basildon area of Essex

Family court hearings have been staged in private and journalists had been barred from identifying any involved family members, who come from the Basildon area of Essex

But Mr Justice Williams said he was lifting the identity bar in the hope that publicity would help find Olly and Miss Yarrow-Sanders

But Mr Justice Williams said he was lifting the identity bar in the hope that publicity would help find Olly and Miss Yarrow-Sanders

‘She has not used her bank accounts or mobile phone since she and Olly disappeared in July.’

The spokeswoman said Miss Yarrow-Sanders’ mother had travelled to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, at around the time Olly vanished.

She said Miss Yarrow-Sanders’ and Olly might also have stayed in the Huddersfield area.

Lawyer Jenna Lucas added: ‘The situation for Olly Sheridan is increasingly serious.’

Mr Sheridan, 45, said Christmas had been ‘unbearable’. 

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