The mum of Liam Fee has been jailed for the murder of her two-year-old son.

Rachel Trelfa or Fee, 31, has been jailed for 23-and-a-half years for the 2014 murder of Liam in Fife.

Nyomi Fee, 29, has been jailed for life at the High Court in Edinburgh andordered to spend a minimum of 24 years in prison for his murder.

The pair were originally from Ryton, Gateshead.

Defenceless Liam was subjected to more than two years of abuse and neglect.

He died at his home near Glenrothes, Fife, on March 22, 2014 after suffering heart injuries similar to those found on road crash victims.

His mother Rachel Trelfa or Fee, 31, and her partner Nyomi Fee, 29, tried topin the blame for the death on a young boy but were convicted of Liam's murder in May following a seven-week trial at the High Court in Livingston.

The pair were also found guilty of a catalogue of horrific cruelty against two boys in their care, including the one they blamed for Liam's death.

Sitting at the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Burns handed both women mandatory life sentences.

He ordered Trelfa to serve a minimum of 23-and-a-half years behind bars, while Fee must spend at least 24 years in prison before she can even be considered for release.