A CRUEL Kendal mum arrested after twice failing to attend her court sentencing hearing is being sought again after “going off the radar”.

The woman, aged in her 30s, initially appeared in front of a Carlisle Crown Court judge in September.

She admitted committing child cruelty crimes against two children on separate occasions toward the end of 2019.

The woman pushed her daughter during one central Kendal incident, and scratched and choked her as the pair argued a month later. It also emerged she had scratched and bit her son. Her offending occurred while she was drunk. No injuries resulted.

When interviewed, the woman - who can’t be named to protect the children’s identities - said she was “ashamed and sorry”. She later admitted three child cruelty crimes.

She was bailed while a pre-sentence report was prepared but failed to return for her punishment hearing on two different days last month. She was arrested on a judge’s order, swiftly brought to court and given a community order comprising a rehabilitation requirement and unpaid work.

This was to have been overseen by the probation service. However, her case was back in court today (November 24) when another warrant for the woman’s arrest was sought.

It emerged she hadn’t made any contact with the probation service. “She has gone off the radar,” a clerk announced during a brief court hearing. “It is an application for a warrant because they haven’t seen her.

“The judge has granted the warrant for probation to try and track her down.”