A Chinese wife has been sued by her husband for giving birth to what he calls an 'incredibly ugly' child.

Jian Feng from northern China filed a suit against his wife and was awarded $120,000 (£75,000) in a court settlement.

Jian argued that his wife tricked him into the marriage by undergoing plastic surgery to make her beautiful. He said he realised this only when she gave birth to their daughter.

"I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues. Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me," Jian said.

The truth of the matter surfaced only when Jian went on to accuse his wife of cheating, as the child looked like neither of its parents.

At that point, the wife admitted to having undergone cosmetic surgery worth £62,000 which had modified her appearance considerably. Jian was not aware of the surgery before their marriage, his wife conceded.

Jian was also granted a divorce, saying the woman married him under false pretences.