Case of the week

Solicitor's wife and Welsh nursery owner Margaret Price is expected to face a four-week court trial in connection with child cruelty allegations. A former assistant at Price's Playtime Nursery in Brecon told Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court of how children under four years old, who were sent to the punishment playpen known as the lobster pot, became distressed and upset. The court heard that on one occasion, a two-year-old girl was put there for being sick on a slide. Price, of Felinfach, denies 14 charges of cruelty to six children.