Parents of baby who suffocated while sleeping with them were repeatedly warned ...

Parents of seven-week old infant who suffocated while sleeping with his mother and father were repeatedly warned of danger of sleeping with babies, High Court hears  Health workers repeatedly warned couple about dangers of sleeping with babies Evidence showed mother was 'under the influence of alcohol' on night he died  His mother was 'extremely tired' and the baby's father had taken cocaine

By Joseph Laws For Mailonline

Published: 18:00 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 18:00 BST, 3 September 2020

A seven-week-old baby died as a result of asphyxia while sleeping with his mother and father, a High Court judge has heard.

Mr Justice Keehan was told that the little boy had suffered multiple rib fractures.

He said health workers had 'repeatedly' warned the couple, who have three other children, about the dangers of sleeping with babies.

The judge, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court, outlined detail of the case in a written ruling published on Thursday after considering evidence at a private family court hearing in London in July. The High Court is pictured above

The judge, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court, outlined detail of the case in a written ruling published on Thursday after considering evidence at a private family court hearing in London in July. The High Court is pictured above

Evidence showed that the baby's mother was 'extremely tired' and 'under the influence of alcohol' on the night he died in March 2019, and his father had taken cocaine.

Mr Justice Keehan concluded that the baby had died either because his mother or father inadvertently rolled on to him while asleep, or because he had been 'confined in a micro-climate' where the atmosphere was low in oxygen but high in carbon dioxide.

The judge, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court, outlined detail of the case in a written ruling published on Thursday after considering evidence at a private family court hearing in London in

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