Mansfield mum must give up drugs for sake of her children

A Mansfield mum-of-three jailed after relapsing into drug abuse must clean up her act if she wants her children back, a court heard.

Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 4:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 4:33 pm
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Kirsty Godson, aged 45, of Westfield Lane, admitted breaching court orders, including an eight-week suspended sentence, imposed in April and August for theft, on September 6 and 23.

Probation officer Sarah Todd said Godson had made no progress on a drug rehabilitation requirement, because she was smoking so much mamba.

Sarah Neale, mitigating, told Mansfield Magistrates’ Court: “She doesn’t ask me to attempt to dissuade you from activating the sentence.”

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She said Godson had relapsed into heroin and mamba use and was struggling with accommodation problems.

She said: “She hopes to use the prison sentence as an opportunity to make a positive.”

She said Godson had remained drug free for eight years, but her children were now being looked after by a family member.

Sentencing her to eight weeks’ jail, District Judge Jonathan Taaffe said: “If getting your children back isn’t sufficient motivation for you to become drug free, then nothing would be.”