|Cleared: Clare Gregg|
A mum-of-three involved in a bitter child custody dispute with her sister has been cleared of breaching a court order after her sibling failed to appear for the trial.
Freelance writer Clare Gregg, 55, of Stockton Road, Hartlepool continues to protest her sister has any right to have custody of the twelve, fourteen and sixteen year-old.
She appeared at Croydon Magistrates Court charged with breaching a non-molestation order on April 21 be texting her sister Kathryn McAdam-Freud, who lives in Peckham.
Gregg is prohibited from making any contact with her sister following a Family Court ruling.
However, Mrs McAdam-Freud did not appear to give evidence and Gregg – who has always denied the charge – was found not guilty when the prosecution failed to proceed.
The alleged text was made a few weeks after Gregg was fined £180, with £450 costs for assaulting her sister near her £1.3m south London home.
She admitted shoving Mrs McAdam-Freud and taking off her spectacles.
The non-molestation order remains until November 20, 2022.
Gregg maintains the court order is unlawful and believes her children should live with her.