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Tower block twins' death: Grandfather speaks of loss

The grandfather of premature twins who died after paramedics were unable to gain access to a tower block has spoken of his devastation.

Joe Bennett's daughter, Jocelyn, who was 32 weeks pregnant, dialled 999 on 29 October when she began to suffer severe pains.

But ambulance crews were unable to gain access to her south Birmingham home.

Rose and Melody were delivered by emergency Caesarean but died on Tuesday at the city's Women's Hospital. Ms Bennett remains in a coma.

Mr Bennett spoke to BBC Midlands Today.

  • 04 Nov 2014