Inquest To Investigate Death Of Birmingham Toddler

One-Day Hearing To Be Held This Week 


An inquest to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a three year old Birmingham boy is due to take place on Thursday September 29th 2011.

Alfie Podmore became unwell on February 2nd 2011 and attended Birmingham Children’s Hospital on February 3rd 2011 but was later sent home.

On the morning of 6th February 2011, his mother found him unresponsive in bed. He was subsequently pronounced dead at his home by paramedics. Abby was arrested on suspicion of murder and held in custody overnight.  She was released the following day without charge and has been cleared of any wrongdoing by Police.

HM Coroner for Birmingham, Mr Aidan Cotter, will hold the inquest, listed as a one-day hearing, starting at 10:00am at Birmingham Coroner’s Court.

Tom Riis Bristow, a medical law solicitor with law firm, Irwin Mitchell, who is representing the family, said: “Alfie’s Mum, Abby Podmore and her entire family have found it extremely hard to come to terms with what happened and very much hope that the inquest will shed light on the circumstances which led to her son’s death.”

Note to Editors:
The inquest into the death of Alfie Podmore begins at 10:00 am on Thursday 29th September 2011, before HM Coroner for Birmingham, Aidan Cotter, at Birmingham Coroner’s Court, 50 Newton Street, Birmingham B4 6NE.

The family will be attending the inquest and any requests for interview should be directed via Helen Neuenhaus or Irwin Mitchell’s Press office.