Former heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno was last night receiving treatment at a mental hospital after being taken from his home by medics.

A police source said: "It is my understanding that he has been sectioned."

Bruno, 41, who went through a painful and costly divorce from his wife, Laura, last month launched an attack on the "mugs" and "creeps" he believed were trying to portray him in the same light as fighter Mike Tyson.

RELIABLE MAZDA: Japanese car firm Mazda was yesterday named the most reliable motor manufacturer in the UK. It topped a poll by Warranty Direct, based on the number of breakdowns and the average cost of repairs. Others in the top ten of reliable models were: 2 Ford, 3 Honda, 4 Toyota, 5 Vauxhall, 6 Hyundai, 7 Peugeot, 8 Nissan, 9 Fiat and 10 Volvo.

OLDEST JAW: A 34,000-year-old jawbone, said to be the oldest relic of modern human ancestors discovered in Europe, has been found by potholers in a cave once used by hibernating bears in Romania's Carpathian Mountains.

SEX ATTACK: A sex attacker has struck for the fourth time in less than a week at a seaside resort. The latest attack happened at the weekend when a 17-year-old girl walking in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, was subjected to a "serious sex attack", said police.

POOR PENSIONERS: Only one in four people can expect to retire with a pension which is at least half as big as their final salary, says a survey by JPMorgan Fleming. Only 26.5 per cent of people are in line for a comfortable retirement, down from 43.2 per cent when the same research was carried out in 1996.

BABY PANIC: A mother was yesterday reunited with her 18-month-old daughter after thieves stole her car while the toddler was sitting in the back. The woman, from Epping, Essex, left her car with the keys in the ignition while she visited a community centre in Harlow, Essex, at about midday. Shortly afterwards, police received an anonymous call to say the car and child were in a pub car park nearby.

STRESSED BOSSES: Middle managers were said to be reaching "breaking point" according to a survey that showed that increased workloads and lack of support was jeopardising the success of many companies. A poll of 500 managers revealed that most lost sleep worrying about work, were putting in at least a 45-hour week and struggled to the office even if they were ill.