Five-week-old baby died from fractured skull

The inquest was held a Portsmouth Guildhall
The inquest was held a Portsmouth Guildhall

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a FRACTURED skull led to the death of a five-week-old baby girl.

Reeman Majrashi was pronounced dead at Queen Alexandra Hospital on March 13, last year.

Parents Abdulaziz and Salma moved to the area after Mr Majrashi, who worked for the Saudi navy, was posted to HMS Collingwood, in Fareham.

The family were living in Fitzroy Drive, Lee-on-the-Solent, but have now moved back to Saudi Arabia.

An inquest at Portsmouth Guildhall heard that on the day Reeman died, Mr Majrashi had left for work at 8.45am.

But at 11.30am he was called by his wife because their daughter had stopped breathing.

The court heard the pair took Reeman to Manor Way Surgery where a GP thought Reeman had already died, but called an ambulance.

Attempts to revive her at QA failed and she was declared dead.

A pathologist report concluded that Reeman had suffered a blow to the head, causing a 9cm fracture and swelling on the brain.

This in turn led to Reeman suffering from a cardiac arrest, which caused her death.

She also had fractured ribs, not thought to be caused by CPR.

The cause of her injuries are unknown.

Her parents were arrested on March 19 last year, but later released without charge.

Portsmouth coroner David Horsley recorded an open verdict.

He said: ‘To be satisfied Reeman died due to some sort of accident, the evidence must lead me to that conclusion.

‘I have no evidence.

‘The other conclusion is to see if she has been unlawfully killed, but that has to be beyond all reasonable doubt.

‘This evidence is insufficient as well, this is why I must give an open conclusion on her death.’