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Tests carried out on North Yorkshire caravan death baby

Reece Smith
Image caption The caravan in which Reece's family had been staying has been examined by police

A post-mortem examination has been carried out to determine what caused the "sudden and unexplained" death of a baby in North Yorkshire.

Sixteen-month-old Reece Joe Ramsay Smith was found unconscious by his mother at their rented caravan at the Flamingo Land resort on 9 September.

Reece, of West Denton Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, died a short time later at Scarborough Hospital.

Police said the results of post-mortem tests on Monday were not yet known.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "As part of the police investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death, the caravan that the family had been staying in was examined and local inquiries at the site were carried out.

"Nothing suspicious was found but the cause of death remains unexplained."

The family said in a statement: "Words cannot describe how we are feeling right now. We would give anything to have our Reecey Roo back with us.

"You gave us the happiest 16 months of our lives. We will never forget you baby, you will always be our little man. We love you to the stars and back."

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