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Stranger danger cases in Bristol and South Glos are not a "linked series of attempted abductions"

Police investigating a number of suspicious incidents involving men approaching children outside schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire say they don't believe they are "a series of linked attempted abductions."

Avon and Somerset Police have now investigated most of the incidents that were reported. In some cases they turned out to be simply inappropriate and abusive comments, incidents not involving children or, in other cases, not an incident at all.

"While we understand any incident involving stranger danger are worrying for parents, these reports do not involve any attempted abductions."

– Avon & Somerset Police

More mental health care for pregnant women

More support is to be offered to women who are at risk of mental health problems during pregnancy following the death of a mother and newborn baby in Bristol.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said women who are at risk of mental health problems should receive extra support before, during and after their pregnancy.

Louise Howard, a perinatal psychiatrist, chaired the Guideline Development Group for NICE.

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Baby Zaani 'identified by hospital wristband'

Charlotte Bevan

A coronor's officer has told an inquest that a four day old baby found in the Avon Gorge in Bristol was identified by her wristband.

Zaani Tiana and her mother Charlotte Bevan, vanished from St Michael's Hospital in Bristol on December 2.

CCTV footage captured the new mother leaving the ward in a t-shirt and hospital flip flop slippers, with her baby wrapped in a blanket, despite near freezing conditions.

Following a city-wide search the body of Charlotte was found on the cliff face of the Avon Gorge, Bristol, almost two miles away from the hospital ward, a day after she disappeared.

The body of little Zaani Tiana was found near where her mother had been found, 15 hours later, following an extensive search.

A short hearing at Avon Coroner's Court, in Flax Bourton, near Bristol, heard that the pair had apparently fallen from the cliffs, that overlook Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Charlotte Bevan, the deceased, had recently given birth to a baby daughter. She was seen on CCTV leaving St Michael's Hospital with the child on December 2 2014. Her lifeless body was found in a gully in Avon Gorge having apparently fallen. She was pronounced dead at 21.17 on December 3. Zaani Tiana was pronounced dead on December 4 at 15.02 in Avon Gorge. She was identified by her hospital wristband. The deceased was found lifeless in Avon Gorge. The body of her mother, Charlotte Bevan, was found nearby.

– Alex Basson, coroner's officer

The hearing was adjourned while reports and statements are prepared for the coroner.

A full inquest into the tragic double death will be heard on 16 April 2015.

No family attended the short hearing.

The funeral of Charlotte and her daughter is due to be held on Friday near her home in Bristol.

Inquest: Mother and baby 'found lifeless after falling'

Charlotte Bevan

An inquest has opened and been adjourned into the death of a mother and baby who's bodies were found in the Avon Gorge in Bristol.

No cause of death was given at the inquest in Flax Bourton, but coroner Dr Peter Harrowing said that both bodies were "found lifeless after apparently falling". The inquest will be held on April 16.

Thirty-year-old Charlotte Bevan left St Michael's Hospital in Bristol with four-day-old Zaani Tiana at around 9pm on December 2. CCTV footage showed the new mother leaving the hospital without a coat, wearing hospital slippers, carrying her daughter in a blanket.

Search teams located the bodies of Ms Bevan and Zaani on the Avon Gorge on December 3 and 4 respectively.

Charlotte Bevan and baby Zaani inquest begins

The inquest into the death of a mother and baby whose bodies were found in the Avon Gorge in Bristol opens today.

Charlotte Bevan and her newborn daughter Zaani went missing from St Michael's Hospital earlier this month, prompting a huge search.

Their funeral is to be held on Friday at Christ Church in Clifton, followed by a private cremation ceremony for family only.

Charlotte and her baby died two weeks ago.

Funeral of Charlotte Bevan and baby Zaani Tiana to be held on Friday

The funeral of Charlotte Bevan and her daughter Zaani Tiana will be held on Friday.

The funeral will take place at Christ Church in Clifton, followed by a private cremation ceremony for family only.

Charlotte's family has asked those attending to wear bright clothing and not to bring any cut flowers.

Charlotte and her baby died two weeks ago

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Minute's silence held for mother and baby

A minute's silence has been held in memory of Charlotte Bevan and baby Zaani Credit: ITV News

A minute's silence was held on Clifton Suspension Bridge last night for Charlotte Bevan and her baby.

Their bodies of the 30 year old and her daughter Zaani Tiana were discovered in the Avon Gorge, close to the bridge, last week. They had gone missing from a Bristol maternity hospital a short time before.

Charlotte Bevan went missing from St Michael's Hospital with her daughter last week Credit: Family

Flowers left in memory of mother and daughter

Tributes are left for Charlotte Bevan and her daughter Credit: ITV News

Tributes and flowers have been left at the Avon Gorge for Charlotte Bevan and her 4 day old baby daughter. Charlotte's body was found on Wednesday night, a day after she disappeared from St Michael's hospital.

Auntie and Uncle leave tribute to Charlotte and daughter Credit: ITV News
Mums leave their tributes to the mother and daughter Credit: ITV News

Southmead Hospital remind staff of security rules

Southmead Hospital say they have reminded staff of their security rules after the deaths of a mother and her baby this week. The hospital say no-one can enter or leave the maternity wards without passing a member of staff.

We have a security guard and security cameras in our maternity reception area from the hours of 8am until 8pm. Outside of these hours doors to this area are locked and the only access in or out of the wards is via the Central Delivery Suite where there is 24-hour reception cover and no-one can get in or out without a member of staff.

In light of this sad event we have reminded the security and maternity team of our security measures.

– Lisa Marshall, Deputy Director of Midwifery
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