Charlene mum: ‘I need to move on with my life’

Karen Downes and Robert Downes at home

Karen Downes and Robert Downes at home

The parents of missing Blackpool schoolgirl Charlene Downes are set to separate, a court was told.

Karen Downes, 49, of George Street, central Blackpool, has revealed plans to divorce her husband and move in with a professional piano player.

The news came as Mrs Downes successfully applied to magistrates in the resort to lift a restraining order forbidding Mark Bailey to contact her.

 

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