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Open verdict on tot's death
7:00am Sunday 24th June 2012 in News
A PATHOLOGIST was unable to say why a baby from Grays died, an inquest heard.
Tyler George Shaw was found unresponsive in his cot by his mother at around 11.20am on April 1.
An ambulance was called, but paramedics declared the one-year-old dead 20 minutes later.
Essex coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray, sitting at Chelmsford Council’s offices on Monday, heard the tot had been suffering from a cold before his death.
A post-mortem was carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, but the cause of death was unascertained.
Police were satisfied there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Tyler’s death.
Mrs Beasley Murray recorded an open verdict.
She said: “A very thorough post-mortem was carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
“The pathologist wasn’t able to arrive at a specific cause of death.
“There is nothing ominous about that open verdict.
“Tyler clearly was a much-loved little boy who probably had a happy and bright future ahead of him.”
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