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Boy 'would probably have survived if better care given'

Little Jack Adcock died hours after being admitted to hospital. Credit: ITV News

A six-year-old boy "probably would have survived" his illness if better care had been given to him by hospital staff, a court heard.

Little Jack Adcock, who had Down's syndrome, was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary with a lung infection - which led to sepsis and shock.

But prosecutors claim a "lack of care" from a doctor and two nurses led to his death hours later.

"If the defendants had recognised the severity of Jack's illness and the fact he was in shock, if they had reassessed him and acted on the findings, the risk of death would have been very greatly reduced," said prosecutor Andrew Thomas QC.

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and nurses Theresa Taylor and Isabel Amaro deny manslaughter by gross negligence.

Book of condolence opened for crash victims

A condolence book has been opened at Sainsburys Credit: SWNS

People in Coventry have been signing a book of condolence at the scene of a fatal bus crash.

Two people were killed on Saturday evening when a bus crashed into the Sainsburys store on Trinity Street in the city centre.

The book of condolence has been opened inside the store, which re-opened this morning.

Police search for man who was punched 30 times in the head

Police are searching for the victim of an assault Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Mercia Police are appealing for a victim to come forward following a serious assault in Worcester.

The male victim was attacked outside a nightclub in Lowesmoor at around 3am on Saturday.

It is believed the man was punched around 30 times to the head, and kicked twice. He did not want to speak to police or paramedics.

Police would like to trace the victim to check on his well-being. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is being urged to call police on 101, quoting incident 0097 of 3 October 2015.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, via 0800 555 111 or their website.

Following the incident, a 23 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and later cautioned.

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