Infanticide 'could have been prevented'
The killing of a ten-day-old baby by his mother "could have been prevented", an investigation has found.
Katy Norris from Brixham in Devon was suffering from severe post-natal depression when she smothered baby Leo in April 2010, after her medication was taken away and not replaced.
A report found there was a lack of action to deal with her deteriorating mental health, and insufficient communication between NHS staff.
Alison Moores, director of nursing and practice at Devon Partnership NHS Trust, said: "This is one of the most tragic cases we have seen in the South West.
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"It has had a significant impact upon the staff concerned, and our organisation as a whole, and we take the report's findings very seriously indeed."
A family spokesman at the time described the death as a "tragedy" within a "close family".