Baby ‘suffered brain injury’ and died after ‘becoming wedged face down on sofa’

A baby died after she became wedged face down on a sofa, an inquest heard.

Indie-Vogue Hodges was just over six-months-old when she died at home in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, in the early hours of Friday, September 13.

Dr Robert Hunter, senior coroner at Derby Coroner's Court, opened an inquest into her tragic death on Tuesday.

The inquest was told Indie-Vogue became wedged face-down on the sofa at the family home belonging to parents Matthew Hodges and Claire Barker.

She was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, where her father formally identified her, DerbyshireLive reported .

Her death was reported by Detective Inspector Paul Bullock on the same day.

The provisional postmortem report stated the cause of death as "anoxic brain injury" which occurs when the brain is starved of oxygen.

Reading from the provisional postmortem report, Dr Hunter said: "Indie-Vogue collapsed after becoming wedged face down on a settee.

"The final cause of death is pending results of further tests."

Dr Hunter added a full inquest into Indie-Vogue's death would likely take place in several months time.

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