Parents of an Oxfordshire girl who has been put up for adoption should not be allowed an annual photo of her, the Court of Appeal has heard.

Last year a judge at Oxford County Court said the couple should receive an annual photo of their daughter and a progress report.

But Oxfordshire County Council challenged that on the grounds the parents, armed with a photo, could track their daughter down.

The Court of Appeal was told yesterday the most the council was prepared to do was show the parents a photo on an annual basis, but not let them keep it.

Nicholas Davies, acting for the girl’s father, said the parents had made no attempt to find their daughter.

After listening to legal argument, the judges reserved their decision.