Mother of 60 'had fertility treatment'

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A woman who gave birth at 60 had fertility treatment, it was claimed today. Elizabeth Buttle, of Lampeter, Dyfed, says the birth eight weeks ago of her son Joseph, which made her Britain's oldest new mother, was entirely natural.

But the Daily Express quotes "insiders" at a Harley Street clinic saying she was given treatment under a different name and claiming to be 49. A source told the paper: "She said she was a widow and would ... like to have a child. She was asked why she didn't come when she was in her early forties. She said she was 49."

Last week Mrs Buttle said: "I have never taken fertility drugs or hormone replacement therapy ... We never used precautions because I thought I'd gone through the menopause."