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10-stone girl, five, taken into care in Newport

A five-year-old Newport girl was taken into care after her weight reached more than 10 stone.

The girl weighed 10st 5lbs (66.1kg) - more than three times the weight of a healthy child her age - in August 2012, and she was put into foster care.

The information was obtained by The Sunday Times in a Freedom of Information request.

Newport council said a thorough assessment of the child and family is always considered in cases like these.

Jordan Davies reports.

10-stone girl, five, taken into care

  • 09 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales
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