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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


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


Hospital could not have stopped mum and baby leaving

CCTV of Charlotte Bevan leaving St Michael's Hospital with baby Zaani on Tuesday 2 December Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The hospital in Bristol where Charlotte Bevan and her baby went missing says it could not have stopped her leaving.

Charlotte Bevan left St Michael's hospital on Tuesday. Her body was found in the Avon Gorge on Wednesday night and the body of her five day old baby was discovered nearby yesterday.

We cannot stop any mother leaving the hospital unless there are legal restrictions on her movements.

– University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson

Friend holds vigil for tragic Charlotte and baby

A friend of Charlotte Bevan, whose body and that of her newborn baby Zaani were found at Avon Gorge has come to the scene to show support for the family.

Tenzin Phunesok says he was devastated to hear the news. He says Tibetan tradition holds that the spirits of the dead stay in the area so he has come to the Avon Gorge to pray for the lost mother and child.

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