Hidden dangers of fuel poverty

New research shows more people are suffering severe scalds from hot water bottles.

Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University in Essex say people are turning back to traditional hot water bottles as they try to save money on heating their homes.

Some patients have been so badly burned they've needed skin grafts, as Hannah Pettifer reports.

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Hot water bottle warning

Doctors warn of rise in hot water bottle burns and say it could be down to fuel poverty.