A family court judge has ruled that four children must be immunised after their Muslim mother refused consent because she said vaccines contained pork gelatine.

Carol Atkinson said the children, boys aged six and nearly eight months and girls aged four and two, had a "variety of outstanding immunisations". She did not say what diseases the immunisations related to.

The judge, who made the decision following a family court hearing in London, concluded that the mother had a "paranoid view of the world".

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