New hope for custody fight mum

By Charlotte Oliver, July 17, 2014

A mother whose access to her children has been limited to daytime visits has been told she can have them overnight once every two weeks.

Beth Alexander, of Manchester, has been fighting for custody of her sons Samuel and Benjamin, who now live near her new home in Vienna with her ex-husband Michael Schlesinger.

The daytime limitation was made by an Austrian court in January but amended on Sunday.

She said: "The judge made it clear I am on trial. If it all goes well, we can hopefully extend it further. But I haven't been told anything else, apart from that I must co-operate. I've also been ordered not to talk to any staff from the boys' kindergarten."

Last updated: 2:33pm, July 17 2014