Court hears that woman who killed her children did it out of love for them

Lianne Smith at court in Spain
Lianne Smith at court in Spain Photo: PA Pictures

A court in Spain has been told that a woman who killed her young son and daughter did it out of love for them.

Liane Smith has admitted smothering five-year-old Rebecca and 11-month-old Daniel with a plastic bag at a hotel in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava.

The family had been living in Spain since 2007 after fleeing Lichfield in Staffordshire when they discovered police wanted to question Lianne Smith's partner Martin Smith about child abuse allegations.

Hannah Lomas sent this report from Spain.