Mother who tortured her baby son is battered with garden hose and wooden plank by fellow women prisoners

Mother who tortured her baby son is battered with garden hose and wooden plank by fellow women prisonersClaire Biggs had missiles hurled at her by inmatesBiggs jailed for eight years for child cruelty in 2009Her son died at just eight weeks old after suffering horrific abuse

Smacking children increases their chances of mental illness later on, say scientists

Adults smacked as children have higher risk of mental illness later on, say scientists Adults smacked as children were up to seven per cent more likely to develop mental health issues later on | UPDATED: 15:49 GMT, 2 July 2012 Adults who were hit or smacked as children face higher odds of mental health problems, including mood and anxiety disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse, researchers say.