Case of Vicky Haigh highlights what passes for justice in Britain today

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A mother sent to prison on evidence she cannot see
The case of Vicky Haigh highlights what passes for justice in Britain today

Vicky Haigh, pictured with her baby daughter, Sapphire, in Ireland in 2011 Photo: EMMA JERVIS/PRESS 22
By Christopher Booker
5:04PM BST 04 May 2013
If the mother of a two-year-old child can be sent to prison solely on the basis of a supposed statement she is not allowed to see and which appears to have been concocted in very mysterious circumstances, we may wonder what passes for justice in the Britain of 2013. This is what has happened to Vicky Haigh, the former racehorse trainer, who for some years has been at the centre of one of the oddest cases of parents falling foul of our child-protection system that I have ever reported.

Last year Miss Haigh was sentenced to three years in prison – the longest…

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