The BBC report:

A five-year-old Newport girl was taken into care after her weight reached more than 10 stone.

The girl weighed 10st 5lbs (66.1kg) – more than three times the weight of a healthy child her age – in August 2012, and she was put into foster care.

The information was obtained by The Sunday Times in a Freedom of Information request.

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