Halesowen mother of ten locks up teenage daughter over African love affair

A CRAZED Halesowen mother of ten locked her love-struck daughter in a bedroom to keep her away from her African lover.

Latvian born Rozhe Vysotskene arranged for the 17-year-old to be bundled into a car before taking her back to the family home in Wychbury Court where the daughter eventually escaped.

The teenager had formed a relationship with a man of African descent, said Mr Howard Searle prosecuting.

He said: "The family did not approve of his ethnicity and the fact he was from a different religious background."

He told Wolverhampton Crown Court that Vysotskene organised the plot to snatch her daughter off the street after she had left home to move in with the boyfriend.

The daughter was taken back to the family home and locked inside her old bedroom but in a desperate bid to escape she jumped out of a window.

Mr Searle said she fell hard onto the ground and suffered serious injuries to her back, ankle and heel but she then managed to hail a taxi to get back to her boyfriend's house.

But neighbours saw her return and after they altered the emergency services the daughter was taken to hospital for treatment, the court was told.

Vysotskene admitted false imprisonment and she was told by Judge Amjad Nawaz he had to send out the message that behaviour of that kind would not be tolerated.

The 50 year old widow who listened to the proceedings through an interpreter was given a 16 month jail term suspended for two years and placed on Supervision for 18 months.

Mr Charnjit Jutla defending said Vysotskene who had spent six months in custody on remand was a "proud" mother who was now full of remorse for her actions.

"In hindsight she understands there was a better way of dealing with these matters," he added. "Every time I have spoken to her she has expressed concern for her daughter."

He added: "She had not foreseen any chance of her daughter jumping out of the window and the injuries her conduct has indirectly inflicted on the daughter. That in itself is a big punishment for her."

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