Mother in beating video receives legal aid

November 20, 2017

The Legal Aid Council has assigned a lawyer to the mother who is at the centre of an investigation into the alleged beating of her five-year-old daughter.

The incident was captured in a six minute video which later went viral on social media.

The assigned lawyer, is expected to be present when the mother undergoes a question-and-answer session with investigators.

Assigned lawyers are drawn from an approved list compiled by the Legal Aid Council.

The council is the agency, which is mandated to provide legal services to members of the public who have been charged with various offences.