Blo’ Norton boy, 4, died of natural causes

A four-year-old boy found unresponsive at his home died of natural causes, an inquest heard.

Joe Willem Noakes was found by his father in his bedroom on the morning of April 6.

An inquest was opened on April 12, and concluded yesterday at the coroner's offices in Norwich.

The hearing was told that the youngster, of The Street, Blo Norton, near Diss, had been suffering with an influenza B infection at the time of his death.

Norfolk Coroner William Armstrong recorded that he had died of natural causes.

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