A WOMAN accused of using Facebook to harass the family of a girl who went missing more than 30 years ago was adjourned today (Wednesday, January 16) owing to her ill health.

Donna Louise Wright of Hillside Court, Spennymoor, is charged with using the social networking site to harass the mother and sister of Katrice Lee between December 4, 2011, and November 24, 2012.

Ms Wright, 33, was due to appear before magistrates in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, this morning but the court heard she had recently been admitted to hospital and was unfit to attend.

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Katrice Lee went missing from a British Army base in Paderborn, Germany, in 1981 when she was two-years-old.

Her father, Richard Lee, from Hartlepool, who was serving with the 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars in Germany at the time of his daughter’s disappearance, attended the hearing.

Maria Waller, chair of the magistrates, adjourned the case until January 30 and extended Ms Wright’s conditional bail.