At the new trial, testimonies from two senior doctors rubbished original evidence which suggested Holdsworth had repeatedly banged Kyle's head against a wooden banister with as much force as a 60mph crash after losing her temper.

The jury heard that the doctors who gave evidence "got it wrong" and "collectively failed to diagnose" that Kyle had a "highly unusual brain", with abnormalities that predisposed him to epilepsy.

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This video adds this dimension to the story: Holdsworth's fight for vindication was paid for by legal aid, but others may not find this available in the future because of pressures on the legal aid system.