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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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Inquest into death of Bella Hellings begins

The family of a baby girl who died following a "catalogue of errors" by the ambulance service have arrived at an inquest into her death.

Bella Hellings died in March after she had a fit and stopped breathing at her home in Thetford.

Today's inquest has so far heard from Caron Keens, an emergency care assistant with East Of England Ambulance Service who was on board the ambulance sent to Bella.

She said the vehicle did not have enough fuel to get to the house, near Thetford, so they had to stop on the way.

They then struggled to find the address.

The three-month-old was in a very poor way when the ambulance crew eventually arrived 26 minutes after being called.

Last month, a report into how Bella died by the East of England Ambulance Service admitted it had made a "catalogue of errors".

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