Gloucestershire

Cheltenham schoolgirl Megan White died of rare brain haemorrhage

An 11-year-old girl who collapsed while laughing with friends at a school in Cheltenham died of natural causes, an inquest has ruled.

Megan White fell ill at All Saints' Academy on 13 January and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where scans revealed a bleed to her brain.

She was moved to Bristol Children's Hospital but died the next day.

Avon's deputy coroner Gail Elliman said Megan suffered a rare brain haemorrhage that experts were unable to explain.

Dr Craig Platt, who conducted a post-mortem examination, said he had discussed the case with other experts about what could have caused the haemorrhage.

He said: "It was clear that there had been quite a large haemorrhage which was the cause of death, but I don't think that we can say what the cause of this bleed was."

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