Police securing Schapelle Corby (holding handbag) leaving the house in Kuta lane to go to Parole Board with a picture of William Tyrell on the bag. Picture: Lukman S. BintoroSource:News Corp Australia
Police securing Schapelle Corby (holding handbag) leaving the house in Kuta lane to go to Parole Board with a picture of William Tyrell on the bag. Picture: Lukman S. BintoroSource:News Corp Australia

Tyrrells 'surprised' at Schapelle Corby's bag

WILLIAM Tyrrell's family were surprised that Schapelle Corby promoted the missing toddler to the world's media during her chaotic departure from Bali.

Corby emerged from her Kuta home with an image of the missing boy prominently displayed on her handbag, which she used to shield her face from the hundreds of cameras and journalists.

The photograph used was of William in a Spider-Man outfit, aged 3 - the same outfit he was wearing when he was abducted in 2014.

In a statement released only to The Sunday Telegraph, William's family said they had no prior knowledge that his photograph would be used by Corby but they were pleased about the intention.

"We appreciate Schapelle Corby's concern about William's disappearance and using this media opportunity to increase awareness that William is still missing," Where's William? campaign director Clare Collins said.

News Corp Australia

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

Local Partners