‘Unanswered questions’ over death of baby found ‘cold & unresponsive’ in crib

UNANSWERED questions remain over the death of a newborn who was found cold and unresponsive in his crib aged just 26 days old.

Baby Joseph Tissington was found not breathing in his Moses basket at his home in Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire, on July 27, 2021.

Joseph Tissington died on July 27, 2021, after he was found 'not breathing' in his cot

Joseph Tissington died on July 27, 2021, after he was found ‘not breathing’ in his cotCredit: BPM
The baby's mum is just seven weeks away from giving birth to a daughter

The baby’s mum is just seven weeks away from giving birth to a daughterCredit: Facebook

His mum Fiona rushed to call an ambulance while her husband performed CPR on their son,

Mr Tissington’s ex-partner, Sinead Rogerson, was staying at the couple’s home at the time and was sleeping on an air-bed, the inquest at Nottingham Council House heard.

Joseph had been moved into the room Ms Rogerson was sleeping in for a couple of nights because he’d been struggling to sleep because he was a “hungry baby”, the inquest was told.

At 7am, Ms Rogerson woke to go to the bathroom when she discovered Joseph’s chin was still and tried to give him CPR.

His parents rushed to the room but despite their best efforts, Joseph died after suffering “significant lung haemorrhaging”.

But there was no evidence of natural disease, infection, trauma or injury, MailOnline reports, however, assistant coroner Dr Elizabeth Didcock noticed Ms Rogerson’s version of events was “different to the account of the police on the morning of his death”.

Dr Didcock also said she had “forgotten to include the part about her trying to resuscitate baby Joseph”.  

Ms Rogerson’s baby, Theo, had also died under similar circumstances with haemorrhaging in the lungs, Dr Didcock said at the inquest.

Nottinghamshire Police investigated the matter at the time.

Detective Inspector Parminder Dhillon of Nottinghamshire Police expressed concerns over the room being “untidy” and the Tissington’s two-bedroom house being “cluttered and messy”.

The inquest learned that in seven weeks, the Tissington’s will welcome a baby girl, Renezme-Josefina.

Concluding the inquest, Dr Didcock said: “I worry about the risk to the [unborn] baby.

“We have some unanswered questions and I will therefore record an open conclusion.

“I thank the witnesses and of course I express my sincere condolences. I am so sorry for the loss of Joseph.”