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Middlesbrough mother pays tribute to son following inquest into his death
A GRIEVING mother paid tribute to her “boisterous, cheeky” nine-year-old son following the inquest into his death.
The inquest heard Tyler Pallister, of Middlesbrough, died as a result of a severe asthma attack and assistant Teesside coroner Claire Bailey recorded a verdict of death by natural causes.
Surrounded by family, Tyler’s mother, Jodie Pallister, said her son was “very loved” and laughed when she recalled the “cheeky” boy “who got away with murder".
The hearing was told how Tyler had a history of asthma attacks, but he had recently learned how to control them with an inhaler.
Days before his death he had been on a camping trip with fellow pupils from Park End Primary School, in Carlton, Cleveland and had little need to use of the inhaler.
Two days after returning to his home in Overdale Road, Park End, last November he had complained of serious breathing difficulties.
Mrs Pallister said when the situation didn’t improve she called for an ambulance.
She said: “He panicked then. He couldn’t breathe and collapsed. We tried mouth-to-mouth, but it didn’t work.”
Just four minutes after calling 999 paramedics arrived and tried to resuscitate him, using life-support techniques.
The inquest heard it was likely Tyler actually died at his home he shared with his four siblings, mum and step-father Christopher Owen, despite him being officially declared dead later at James Cook University Hospital.
Pathologist, Dr Peter Cooper, said there was no evidence of any injuries or anything other than an acute asthma attack that could have caused Tyler’s death.
Detective Sergeant Clark Graham said there had been a thorough investigation, but “there were no suspicious circumstances at all,” surrounding Tyler’s death.
Tyler leaves siblings Kenzie, five, Ruby, four, Ellis, two and step-brother Jay, five. Staff at Park End Primary recently raised £6,000 in his memory by completing the Edinburgh Marathon for Asthma UK.
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