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Care for baby who died was "poor and inadequate"

Charlie Jermyn

An expert in midwifery has described the care of a baby boy who died in Cornwall as poor and inadequate. Charlie Jermyn died at his home in Penryn last May from sepsis. He was only 29 hours old.

At an inquest in Truro today, Julie Frolich a consultant midwife said Charlie showed "red flag" signs of early onset of sepsis but these were not picked up by three midwife who examined him.

Mrs. Frolich who investigated the death said in a report to the coroner that Charlie should have been taken to hospital immediately. She said his care by midwifes working for the Royal Cornwall Hospital was poor and inadequate.


Child sex offender sought by police in Dorset

David Chadwick

A man convicted of sexual offences against children is being sought by police.

58 year old David Chadwick from Weymouth was recently released from prison but has since breached his license conditions.

Police say he should not be approached and anyone who does see him should call 999.

“There may be various reasons why he has not complied with his licence conditions and I appeal to him directly to make contact with police at the earliest opportunity.”

“I’d like to assure members of the public that officers are making every effort to find this man as soon as possible."

“I’d also like to remind members of the public that all calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

– Detective Inspector Richard Dixey

David Chadwick is described as of a medium build, around 5ft 10in and has a small scar on his left cheek.

When last seen he was wearing a dark coloured, Barbour style jacket and glasses. He was also carrying A4 paperwork.

Truckloads of rubbish cleared from rat infested house

Exterminators will be brought in to the house on Polden Street

More than ten truckloads of rubbish have been removed from a rat infested house in Bridgwater.

The owner of the property in Polden Street only lives there occasionally and wasn't present when council staff began emptying it. The property was cleared under a public health warrant and will later be treated for rodents.

The owner does not always occupy the house

Inquest resumes into death of baby who lived for just 29 hours

Charlie Jermyn

The inquest resumes today into the death of a baby boy from Cornwall and who survived for just 29 hours.

Charlie Jermyn died at his home in Penryn from sepsis which is caused by an extreme reaction to infection.

Yesterday, the inquest heard Charlie probably would have survived if signs of sepsis had been picked up earlier.

Dr James Gray said antibiotics would have been given and Charlie would probably have lived.


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