A PREGNANT mum has been caged for eight months after lying about the dad of her baby on the birth certificate to spite her ex-boyfriend.
Louise Boyce, 30,pretended new lover Nathan Leggatt was the father and took him to register the birth – when Ashley Sayce was actually her baby’s real dad.
Leggatt even broke down in tears at the registry office and told staff: “It’s a bit emotional to register the baby’s birth.”
Boyce had been embroiled in a bitter split with Ashley and “acted out of spite” when she lied on the form.
But her lies were rumbled when social services got involved and a paternity test proved he was the tot’s biological father.
Boyce, who is pregnant again, has now been jailed for eight months after she admitted wilfully giving false information concerning registration of a birth.
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Her new lover was caged for six months after admitting the same charge at Swansea Crown Court.
The court was told the new mum carried out the deception as she had a “desire” for Legatt to be the baby’s dad.
Andrew Evans, defending Leggatt, said he “had a genuine desire” to play an active role in the baby’s welfare and wanted to be loyal to Boyce.