Experts have been unable to find out how a two-week-old Doncaster baby died in her parents’ bed.
Little Katy Grace Leeson may have been accidentally suffocated before she was found lifeless by her father in the early hours of March 14. But a Doncaster coroner recorded an open conclusion because no cause of death could be determined by a Home Office pathologist. The inquest heard Katy’s parents had been drinking alcohol at a pub and a relative’s home the previous day but, according to witnesses, were not drunk.
Parenting experts advise against babies sleeping in their parents’ bed and alcohol consumption is seen as increasing the risk factor.