Atomic Kitten's Kerry Katona to stand trial for failing to send child to school

Kerry Katona is to stand trial after allegedly failing to send one of her children to school.

Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona has appeared in court
Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona has appeared in court

The former Atomic Kitten singer, 38, appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court today accused of failing to send the child to school between 31 October and 28 November last year.

Katona, from Crowborough in East Sussex, was led into the courtroom by an usher and allowed to sit outside the dock, behind her solicitor, for the ten-minute hearing.

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Defending Katona, Jason La Corbiniere said there was no dispute her child, who cannot be identified, did not attend, but said it was due to illness.

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The singer and TV personality had her hair tied back and was wearing a star-patterned shirt and black tights for the hearing.

Katona was released on unconditional bail and told she must appear for her trial on the morning of Monday 7 October.