Truancy charges against Kerry Katona are dropped – the day she’s set to appear in court

Star admitted to feeling "really down" ahead of the news

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She was due to have her day in court today (October 7). However, Kerry Katona woke up to the news that the truancy charges against her were being dropped.

Mum-of-five Kerry was charged with allegedly failing to send one of her children – who can’t be named for legal reasons – to school.

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The incident was alleged to have taken place between October 31 and November 28 last year.

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The charges were dropped after evidence was presented at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday last week.

Kerry’s lawyer Jason La Corbiniere said: “This case was adjourned on the last occasion and set down for trial. Following some discussion on Friday the prosecution decided not to proceed with the case.”

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The court heard that the defence provided “contemporary medical evidence”.

He added: “Given the fact that that evidence was in fact always there, it is a great shame that the evidence was not simply given to the school at the time and we would not be here.”

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It was a sentiment echoed by the prosecution, who called the situation “a little frustrating”.

Gareth Jones said: “The medical evidence was provided to me by Mrs Katona’s lawyer at lunchtime on Friday. It is a little frustrating as I prepared for a whole trial and received that evidence the weekend before the trial.”

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Kerry had earlier admitted via Instagram that she hadn’t slept very well as her “mind was on overdrive”.

She said: “Feeling really down today! Didn’t sleep very well which doesn’t help! Mind has been on overdrive.”

Hopefully she’s feeling perkier after hearing the news.

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