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Bella Hellings inquest

An inquest takes place today into the death of Thetford baby Bella Hellings. An East of England Ambulance Service crew took half an hour to reach her after she stopped breathing in March this year.

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East of England Ambulance Service accepts coroner's findings

The East of England Ambulance Service said it agreed with a coroner who said its crew had taken far too long to reach a baby girl in Norfolk.

An inquest heard how a Bella Hellings died after one emergency vehicle got lost and another stopped for petrol as they answered her mother's 999 call.

Paramedics took 26 minutes - more than three times longer than national targets - to get to the Thetford home.

Coroner William Armstrong said the delays by the East of England Ambulance Service were caused by "serious shortcomings", a "catalogue of catastrophes" and a "chaotic response."

Natalie Gray reports.

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