Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Keziah Flux-Edmonds murder response 'delayed by sat-nav'

Keziah Flux-Edmonds Image copyright Flux-Edmonds family
Image caption Keziah Flux-Edmonds was found unconscious next to the remains of the family's two dogs

A six-year-old girl who was murdered by her father was "let down" by the ambulance service after its sat-nav system led to a delay in her care, her mother has said.

Keziah Flux-Edmonds was drowned in a bath at her Isle of Wight home by her father Darren, 44, in June last year.

Her mother Nikki said the ambulance sat-nav was not updated and sent the crew to a closed road.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust said its ambulances now had new systems.

Image caption Nikki Flux-Edmonds said she did not hate her husband

Mrs Flux-Edmonds, of East Cowes, said she called emergency services after receiving a text from her husband, who also killed the family dogs before killing himself.

"They were let down by the fact that [the ambulance crew's] satellite navigation couldn't get to me and their central hub sent them down a wrong road that had been closed for over three years," she said.

She added: "Fifteen to 20 minutes makes a big difference in a little girl's life."

Although she praised paramedics, Mrs Flux-Edmonds said: "I'm concerned that this should not happen to anybody else in the country.

"They shouldn't be at risk because they can't be found."

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Image caption Mrs Flux-Edmonds said her daughter Keziah had been a "child full of happiness"

Isle of Wight NHS Trust said it had recorded a 12-minute response time.

It added: "There was a small delay due to the new roads not being on the system.

"Since this incident all Isle of Wight Ambulances have been fitted with new satellite navigation systems."

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Image caption Darren Flux-Edmonds killed himself at the family home in Cromwell Avenue, East Cowes

Mrs Flux-Edmonds she did not hate her husband.

"I hate what he did but I don't hate him," she added.

"I hurt every single second of the day that [Keziah's] gone - I miss her beyond words, but no, I have no bad feeling at all because something must have been majorly wrong for it to happen."

A Serious Case Review found Mr Flux-Edmonds had told a therapist he had dreamed of murdering the girl and his wife of 12 years.

It also concluded Keziah's death could not easily have been prevented.

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