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Actress Morton 'stood up to mum'

Actress Samantha Morton has described how she intervened when she saw a woman being "physical" with her child.

The award-winning star said the incident happened recently on the Eurostar.

"There was an American woman and she looked incredibly wealthy," she said.

"She was physical with her. I went over and said 'Hi, I don't mean to be nosy but please don't do that to her'. She was only about five."

Ms Morton also called for a change in the law in the UK on striking children.