The number of children who self-harm has increased by more than 70 per cent in the past two years to record levels, according to new figures.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre said some 6,500 children – just under 6,000 of whom were female – aged 10 to 14 had been treated after deliberately injuring themselves.

That was up by 2,700 on the figures for 2009 to 2012, when the numbers were stable at about 3,800 a year.

– IAN JOHNSTON

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