Inquest into death of Ramsgate baby suspended while police investigation continues

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An inquest into the death of a baby boy who died in a London hospital after a call to police over concerns for his wellbeing, has opened at County Hall in Maidstone and been postponed while police enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Kent Police was called at around 7.50am on Friday 15 July due to concern for baby Hunter Hodges who had been taken to the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate. The three-month-old was taken to a London hospital but sadly died.

Officers attended the (QEQM) hospital and arrested a man in his 20s and a 19-year-old woman. They have since been released on bail until October 8 pending further enquiries.

Officers, including forensics, also attended an address in Queen Street the same evening.

An inquest opened today (August 16) into the infant’s death but was then suspended while the police investigation into the circumstances takes place.

Cause of death is listed as head injury with the inquest told the baby boy suffered a hypoxic ischemic brain injury but a final post-mortem report is yet to be completed..

Hypoxic ischemic brain injury can be caused by factors including cardiac arrest, stroke or head injury.