Spears Home Surrounded As She Refuses to Hand Back Kids
Police cars, helicopters, fire trucks and ambulances are surrounding
Britney Spears' Beverly Hills home - after the star refused to hand back
her two sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline.
All the emergency services are currently at the star's house following
the incident, which is being referred to as a "family custody
dispute" by the Los Angeles police.
The star has refused to hand over sons Sean Preston, two, and Jayden
James, one, to Federline following a scheduled visit on Thursday (03Jan08)
- which was due to end at 7pm when Federline's bodyguard arrived to pick
up the boys.
Police were called to the scene around an hour later, although details
of who made the call have not yet been released. Several police
helicopters, cop cars, ambulances and fire trucks later arrived at Spears'
home, with additional back-up vehicles and officers appearing throughout
Earlier on Thursday (03Jan08), Spears appeared in court 90 minutes late
for her deposition in her child custody case - and testified for 14
minutes. On Wednesday (02Jan08), the singer skipped a second court-ordered
deposition, causing her lawyer Sorrel Trope to file a motion requesting
permission to quit the case because of a "communication
breakdown" with Spears.
Spears and Federline's divorce was finalized last summer (07), with the
singer losing custody of her kids in October last year (07). Both
Federline and Spears are currently fighting for the custody of their
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