Mother on trial in France after hiding malnourished child in car boot

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A 50-year-old woman is on trial in central France for having caused harm and permanent disability to her infant girl, now aged seven, who she allegedly hid from her husband and kept in the boot of a car, leaving the child with possibly irreversible autism, in a complex case in which the mother was apparently in denial of her pregnancy.

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A French woman has gone on trial accused of hiding the existence of a child she kept in the boot of her car, reports BBC News.