05/12/2014

NHS Launches Review After Deaths Of Mother And Daughter

The NHS is to conduct a review after the body of a baby girl who went missing with her mother was found by police in Bristol.

The body of Zaani Tiana Bevan Malbrouck was discovered at Avon Gorge on Thursday night, near to where her mother Charlotte Bevan's body was also discovered on Wednesday.

Ms Bevan left Bristol Maternity Hospital carrying Zaani, who was wrapped in a blanket, on Tuesday.

A spokesperson from the University Hospitals Bristol NHS said: "We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Charlotte Bevan and offer our heartfelt condolences to her family. 

"While it remains unclear as to how Charlotte died, we will be conducting a thorough review of the care Charlotte and her baby received to see if there was anything we could have done to prevent this tragic and unexplained death."

(CD/JP)

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