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4th August 2003

Edinburgh Salt Poisoning Case

The father of the woman found guilty of poisoning a child with salt reveals she's been attacked in prison, plus her husband insists she's innocent.

"I have no doubts about my wife's innocence ... I just couldn't believe that that was the verdict the jury was going to come to" - Neil Hamilton

It was one of the most striking court cases this year.

An Edinburgh woman, Susan Hamilton, was found guilty in June of poisoning a child with salt, causing permanent brain damage. She was sentenced to four years in prison.

Mrs Hamilton says she's innocent and has lodged an appeal. Her family are supporting her, but they haven't spoken publicly until now.

Click on the link in the right hand column to hear Sanchia's interview with Susan Hamilton's husband, Neil. You can also hear her father reveal that police have been called in after an attack on her in prison.

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