Mum told baby was dead, then he started breathing

Baby Luke

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DOCTORS have told how a Wigan baby boy’s traumatic Caesarian birth led to his tragic death three months later.

And an inquest at Bolton Coroner’s Court also heard how they mistakenly thought Luke Weaving-Shorrocks had died just moments after he was born and made the revelation to his distraught mum Victoria.

The 33-year-old, of Dunster Close, Platt Bridge, experienced an extremely difficult labour on May 17, 2011 and during the surgical operation, Luke’s head became stuck in her pelvis with doctors struggling to extricate him. He was left with severe brain damage and a fractured skull after being starved of oxygen and showed no signs of life until he was revived 36 minutes later.


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