British woman jailed for 8 years for full-term abortion of baby

British woman jailed for 8 years for full-term abortion of baby

A married woman in Britain aborted her baby within a week of the due delivery, fearing its father was a man she had been having an affair with for seven years, a court has heard.

Sarah Catt, 35, from North Yorkshire, bought drugs on the internet which induced her labour when her pregnancy was nearly full-term, Daily Mail reported.

She claimed it was stillborn boy and that she buried his body but no evidence of the child was ever found, Leeds Crown Court heard.

Catt, who was  jailed for eight years Monday, already had two children with her husband when she became pregnant in 2009.

She had bought a drug used to terminate pregnancy or induce labour over the internet from an Indian company in Mumbai, in May 2010.

The drug was delivered at her home when she was 38 weeks pregnant and she is believed to have taken it towards the end of May 2010 when she was nearly 40 weeks. Catt was arrested in September, 2010.

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