Child model with cerebral palsy awarded £15m damages from NHS

The family say the multi-million pound damages will give Holly a secure future. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 12-year-old girl from Cambridgeshire, who was starved of oxygen at birth, has been awarded £15 million in damages.

Holly Greenhow, from Hemingford near Huntingdon, has cerebral palsy and needs round-the-clock care. She can't walk or talk.

Her family sued the NHS Trust which runs Hinchingbrooke Hospital, where she was born.

Yesterday, the High Court awarded Holly more than £15 million - made up of a £6.5 million lump sum and then yearly payments for the rest of her life.

Despite her condition, Holly is now settled at secondary school.

She has also gone on to model for companies including Boden and Tesco.

The barrister representing the trust told the court it was a "tragic case" and the impact on Holly was "self-evident".

Approving the settlement, the judge said he hoped it would give Holly's family the certainty that there will always be money to look after her.