Soldier "was best in company"

Inquest hears how soldier from Leeds died after he triggered an IED in Afghanistan despite 26 others walking across the same area before him

Toddler's inquest

The inquest into the death of one year-old Lewis Mullins returned a verdict critical of Rotherham General Hospital

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Inquest for soldier Matthew Haseldin

Private Matthew Haseldin was just 21 Credit: Ministry of Defence

A soldier from North Yorkshire was shot and killed when a bullet missed the protective plate of his body armour by just over a centimetre, an inquest was told.

Private Matthew Haseldin, from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, had only been in the Army for a few months when he was killed during a Taliban ambush in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in November last year.

The coroner recorded a verdict that the 21 year old from Settle was unlawfully killed while on active service.

Parents' reaction to coroner's conclusions

Lewis Mullins died in April last year from pneumonia brought on by chicken pox. He was treated just for chicken pox and medical staff failed to diagnose an underlying bacterial infection.

Coroner Nicola Mundy recorded a narrative verdict and says she's considering writing to the Department of Health highlighting Lewis's case to try and prevent a similar tragedy.

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Parents' warning to other families

The parents of Lewis Mullins warn other parents to be vigilant on the day a coroner strongly criticises Rotherham's NHS Walk-In centre and the town's General Hospital over "missed opportunities" which could have saved the life of their one year-old boy.

Lewis Mullins died in April last year from pneumonia brought on by chicken pox. He was treated just for chicken pox and medical staff failed to diagnose an underlying bacterial infection.

Coroner Nicola Mundy recorded a narrative verdict and says she's considering writing to the Department of Health highlighting Lewis's case to try and prevent a similar tragedy.

"Missed opportunities" in baby death case

Coroner Nicola Mundy has recorded a narrative verdict of one year-old Lewis Mundy's death. At Rotherham Magistrates Court today, she said there were there "missed opportunities" at both the NHS Walk-in centres and Rotherham General Hospital, which could have saved his life.

Lewis had chicken pox but he had developed a secondary bacterial infection, which was missed by health professionals - despite repeated warnings from his mother. Antibiotics could have saved his life.

Verdict due

Rotherham coroner Nicola Mundy is about to deliver her verdict in the case of one year-old Lewis Mullins - who died after being sent home three times by doctors who missed a deadly infection.

The four-day hearing was told how Lewis was given anti-viral drugs and painkillers for chicken pox. But simple antibiotics would have saved his life. The youngster collapsed at home in April last year and died from pneumonia, which was likely to have been caused by the chicken pox.

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