Child murderer Savannah Brockhill had three seizures and two cardiac arrests shortly before her trial began, a court has been told.

The sentencing is taking place today of Brockhill, who murdered toddler Star Hobson, and Frankie Smith, her mum, who caused or allowed Star’s death.

Kath Goddard QC, mitigating, told the court about Brockhill’s medical condition.

Two days before the trial was originally scheduled to start, Brockhill was taken to hospital having been found collapsed for more than an hour.

A discharge summary from the hospital she was sent to was presented to court, two days before trial. She was admitted on October 4 having been found face down having suffered some form of seizure for 80 minutes.

During her time in medical care she had three seizures and two cardiac arrests. CPR was performed.

Brockhill discharged herself from hospital against medical advice to not delay further this trial.

There has been no opportunity for the investigation into the cause of these seizures and cardiac arrests to take place.