A three-year-old boy died as a result of the failure of a doctor to correctly diagnose his illness, a coroner has concluded.

Dr Shields had made a "clinical misjudgement" rather than a gross failure, but if he had got it right Alfie would probably not have died, the coroner added.

Ms Podmore said Alfie had been taken to hospital in February with a high temperature, but his illness was dismissed as a stomach bug and he was sent home with antacid medication.

Experts told the court that if an X-ray or blood test had been carried out, they might have detected pneumonia - and antibiotics might have saved his life.

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