Sara Payne rushed to hospital after collapse
The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne has been rushed to hospital almost two years after surviving a stroke, friends have said.
Sara Payne, who was given a 50/50 chance of living following a massive brain seizure at the end of 2009, “collapsed in agony” at her home yesterday morning and was taken to hospital, her friend and fellow campaigner Shy Keenan said.
“I was with her when it happened and although we don't know what's wrong yet, she is in the best possible hands and just needs us to keep her in our thoughts,” Ms Keenan said.
Ms Payne became a tireless campaigner on child abuse |issues after her eight-year-old daughter Sarah was murdered by paedophile Roy Whiting in 2000.
She founded the campaign group Phoenix Chiefs with Ms Keenan. Writing on Twitter, the group said: “Sara rushed back into hospital am waiting for news..... Please send lots of good thoughts Sara's way x”.