A woman who was handed a death sentence after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer underwent six months of chemotherapy only discover she did not have  the illness after all.

Ann Milne, 56, from Aberdeenshire had six rounds of chemo to prolong her life in 20008 after doctors found tumours on her liver. Doctors told her she did not have cancer during a follow up appointment the following year.

As a result of the unnecessary treatment, the former receptionist has been left with permanent muscle damage, meaning she has to walk with a stick for long distances. Mrs Milne has now won an undisclosed six figure compensation agreement with NHS Grampian in an out of court settlement.