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Mum’s tears for cot death baby

PUBLISHED: 16:15 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:46 12 August 2010

A SIX-MONTH-OLD baby was found dead of a mystery illness just two weeks after being moved to sleep in a cot, an inquest heard

A SIX-MONTH-OLD baby was found dead of a mystery illness just two weeks after being moved to sleep in a cot, an inquest heard.

Little Louie Brockman tragically died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at his home in Downham, Bromley, on April 4 this year.

Southwark Coroner's Court heard last Friday that doctors are still baffled by the disease, also known as cot death, which causes young babies to die suddenly for no apparent medical reason.

The inquest was told that Louie's parents Trevor Brockman and Christine Cooper put the baby to sleep on his back in his cot at home in Ashgrove Road, Downham.

But when they next went in to check on him, they were shocked to find lying motionless on his front.

He was rushed to University Hospital, Lewisham, where doctors battled to bring him round but they were unable to resuscitate him and he sadly died that afternoon.

A distraught Miss Cooper wept as she said: "It was only two weeks before he died that he was put into his cot for the first time."

Coroner Dr Andrew Harris recorded a verdict of death by natural causes.

He told the family: "I send the condolences of the court to you. You have witnessed a terrible tragedy.

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