Sir Mark Thatcher and Sarah Russell
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Baroness Thatcher in good spirits, says son

Baroness Thatcher's son Sir Mark Thatcher has said she is in "good spirits" despite being admitted to hospital for treatment for an infection.

Sir Mark also told reporters that the former prime minister's admission was "entirely precautionary". She is expected to return home in a few days.

The BBC understands that following a bout of flu, she has been suffering from a condition affecting her muscles, which has made it difficult for her to move around.

  • 20 Oct 2010
Go to next video: Lord Young on the Thatcher legacy