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Debate over drinking while pregnant heads for Court of Appeal

12 March 2014 Last updated at 07:58 GMT

A long-running court case set to be heard in the Court of Appeal has reignited the debate over drinking while pregnant - and whether doing so to excess should be considered a crime.

A council - which cannot be named for legal reasons but is located somewhere in the north-west of England - has argued that a child who was born with serious health defects as a result of her mother's drinking habits should be given a compensation payout for being the victim of a crime.

Tim Muffett reports.