Violet dies aged 112

Violet Wood has died at the age of 112 Credit: Meridian Tonight

She was Britain's oldest person but Violet Wood has passed away at the age of 112. Violet was born in 1899 when Queen Victoria was still on the throne.

She spent all her life in Kent, never travelled abroad and worked on a farm well into her seventies. Violet Wood's 87-year-old son has described his mother as 'hard-working and lovely'. Tom Savvides reports.