A baby has been scarred for life after a surgeon sliced open the girl’s head as she was being born.

Emma Edwards’ daughter Karmen was left with a one-and-a-half-inch scar between her eye and her ear after she was delivered by Caesarean section in June.Baby Karmen was injured as she arrived by Caesarean section in Inverness in June

Her distraught mother, 21, had to wait 24 hours for a plastic surgeon to travel from Aberdeen to Inverness to stitch up the newborn’s wound.

She claims the locum doctor, who made the incision, said the mistake happened as she had not been told Ms Edwards was in labour as she performed the procedure.Karmen was left with a one-and-a-half-inch scar between her eye and ear after the C-section

NHS Highland have completed an internal investigation into the incident and say they have made changes to the safety briefings surgeons receive before operating.

Yet, Karmen’s parents claim officials failed to tell them about the findings.