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Mother 'delighted' at Azaria Chamberlain ruling

12 June 2012 Last updated at 03:21 BST

An Australian coroner has ruled that Azaria Chamberlain, a baby girl who disappeared from a beauty spot 32 years ago, was taken by a dingo or wild dog.

The verdict vindicates the child's mother, Lindy, who has waged a long campaign to prove that she herself did not kill Azaria.

Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton was convicted of murder in 1982 but was later cleared when some of the baby's clothing was found in a dingo den near Uluru, then known as Ayers Rock.

Speaking after the coroner's ruling, Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton said she was ''relieved and delighted''.

She also thanked her solicitor, Stuart Tipple, for his ''strength and tenacity''.