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Baby death inquest is adjourned

Samuel McIntosh
Nottinghamshire Police will not carry out an inquiry into the death

An inquest into the death of a baby who died from a suspected salt overdose at a Nottingham hospital has been opened and adjourned.

Samuel McIntosh was reportedly born prematurely in March and had been placed on a saline drip at the Queen's Medical Centre. He died on 7 July.

Nottinghamshire Coroner Dr Nigel Chapman said Samuel died of an electrolyte imbalance.

The inquest will resume at a date to be fixed.

Nottinghamshire Police have said it will not be carrying out its own inquiry into the death of the baby, whose parents live in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.



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