Young mum's triplet dies suddenly
ONE of three babies born to Britain's youngest natural mother of triplets has died.The baby girl, who was born by emergency Caesarean three months ago, was pronounced dead in hospital on Sunday morning.
ONE of three babies born to Britain's youngest natural mother of triplets has died.
The baby girl, who was born by emergency Caesarean three months ago, was pronounced dead in hospital on Sunday morning.
Police have not yet revealed how the little girl died but confirmed yesterday there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.
Emma Burns, originally from Clacton, was just 16 when she gave birth to daughter Alexis and sons Jake and Cameron on July 3.
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Police said they were called to Derby City Hospital at about 8.45am on Sunday to a report of the sudden death of a baby.
A spokesman said: "Derbyshire Police have investigated the unfortunate death of one of three triplets from the Codnor area.
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"The small child was taken to the children's emergency department of the Derby City Hospital on Sunday, October 3, where it subsequently died.
"There are no suspicious circumstances to this death."
Alexis weighed just 3lb 9oz when she was delivered without complications at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital earlier this year. Her brother Jake tipped the scales at 4lb 9oz while Cameron weighed 4lb 2oz.
Miss Burns, now 17, spent a week in hospital before being discharged, while the triplets were monitored for another week before being allowed home.
The teenager, who grew up in Clacton but was living in Colchester at the time of the births, later moved the family to Codnor, Derbyshire, to be with the father, 24-year-old Simon Bell.
Last month she told the EADT she had been stunned to learn she had been expecting three babies.
The mother, who wants eventually to resume her GCSE studies and become a primary school teacher, said: "I can't walk down the street without someone stopping to ask questions. Someone the other day thought they were dolls but I said 'It's a little girl in the middle with two boys on either side'."
The Twins and Multiple Birth Association confirmed she was believed to be the youngest mother to have triplets without IVF.
Derbyshire Police is preparing a file for the coroner.