Lord Ashcroft’s son has taken his two children out of Belize, his ex-partner Jasmine Hartin has claimed.
Canadian socialite Jasmine, 32, was released on bail last week as she awaits trial for shooting Superintendent Henry Jemmott, a 42-year-old father-of-five, with his own service pistol in May, which she says was an accident.
Speaking to The Times, Hartin said Andrew Ashcroft, 43, flew out of Belize with their two children and nanny on June 28, but only found out this week when she video called the children.
It came after Jasmine filmed herself asking Andrew ‘Why won’t you let me see the kids?’, and Andrew denied last week every preventing Jasmine from seeing their children.
Lord Ashcroft’s son has reportedly taken his two children out of Belize, his ex-partner Jasmine Hartin (pictured) said after she filmed herself asking him why he wouldn’t let her see them
An explosive video in which 32-year-old wealthy socialite Hartin lambasted the youngest son of Lord Ashcroft, and accused him or refusing her access to the couple’s children, was made public on June 22.
The couple have been embroiled in a bitter public row since Hartin was charged with manslaughter in the Caribbean hotspot of Belize earlier this year.
Hartin claimed no-one from the family of her former partner Ashcroft visited her while she was on bail over the shooting because they had been told they couldn’t have ‘bad press associated with their reputation’.
Speaking to 7 News Belize‘s Cherisse Halsall, Hartin said the Ashcroft family was told to ‘distance’ themselves from her, adding that she wasn’t allowed to speak to her infant twins while she was in Belize Central Prison.
She said that although she has had a ‘complicated’ seven-year relationship with Ashcroft with many ‘ups and downs’, she has been ‘shocked’ about the Ashcroft family’s treatment of her since her arrest.
Hartin filmed on her cell phone as she chased Andrew Ashcroft, the son of influential British billionaire, Lord Michael Ashcroft. ‘Why won’t you let me see the kids Andrew? Why won’t you let me see the children?’ Hartin, 32, says as she confronts Ashcroft in a hotel kitchen
Her public interview followed the release of an eye-opening video in which she filmed on her phone as she chased Ashcroft, who is the youngest son of influential British billionaire, Lord Michael Ashcroft.
MailOnline understands the clash took place at the luxurious Alaia Hotel which Hartin ran with her common law husband before she ‘accidentally’ gunned down Jemmott on a secluded pier in San Pedro island.
Confronting Ashcroft in the hotel kitchen, Hartin said: ‘Why won’t you let me see the kids Andrew? Why won’t you let me see the children?
‘Why are you stopping me from being at my house and seeing my kids Andrew? You don’t want to be on camera? Why are you keeping my children from me Andrew? You lied to my whole family. Let me see my children.’
Hartin was released on bail earlier this week as she awaits trial for shooting Superintendent Henry Jemmott (above), a father-of-five, with his own service pistol in May, which she says was an accident
Last week, a three-page post was shared by 7 News Belize’s Facebook page that claims to be a statement sighed off by Ashcroft himself on June 25.
Early reports suggest it was a statement provided to investigating officers with Belizean police as part of their enquiries.
Within it, Ashcroft reportedly refutes the suggestion that he prevented Hartin from having access to their twin children, Elle and Charlie, and claims she has made ‘unreasonable demands’.
He also provides excruciating detail of the events of June 22 – the day of the video that saw him accused of refusing her access to her children.
The statement reads: ‘At no time have I told Jasmine that she cannot see her children.
‘When she was situated in the Cayo district after being granted bail, I flew the children all the way from San Pedro there to spend several hours with her.
‘The following week I again arranged to have the children flown over to see her, only to discover that she had abandoned the residence I had arranged for her.
Hartin said Andrew flew out of Belize with their two children and nanny on June 28, but only found out this week when she video called the children
‘I have explained to Jasmine that we have to agree on dates, time and place convenient to all of us where she can see the children.
‘Instead, she insists on making unreasonable demands, showing up without prior notification and alerts the media.’
Hartin is awaiting trial for shooting Supt Jemmott with his own service pistol last month.
Jemmott, a highly-rated officer tipped as a future leader of his country’s police force, was struck behind his right ear by a 9mm round from his own Glock 17 service pistol.
According to a criminal complaint he had been ‘socializing’ and drinking alone with Hartin on a secluded hotel pier in Ambergris Caye, a tropical island haven for millionaire expats.
A security guard heard a ‘loud bang’ at 12.45am and police arrived to find Canadian national Hartin ‘covered in red substance as that of blood’ and Jemmott, 42, floating dead on his back 30ft from the shore.
Speaking to 7 News Belize ‘s Cherisse Halsall, Hartin said the Ashcroft family was told to ‘distance’ themselves from her, adding that she wasn’t allowed to speak to her infant twins while she was in Belize Central Prison