Baby of tragic mum, 18, who passed away on day he was born dies in hospital

A baby whose teenage mother lost her life on the day he was born has died after a judge ruled his life support could be turned off.

Danielle Jones, 18, passed away after collapsing at her parents’ home in Bristol on January 17.

Her son, Danny, was delivered by Caesarean section and treated in an intensive care unit.

Yesterday a judge ruled that doctors could lawfully disconnect Danny from a ventilator and stop providing life-support treatment.

Late last night distraught dad Ozzy Godfrey paid tribute to his baby son.

“Rest in peace Danny Godfrey you made me such a proud and happy dad,” he wrote.

“You kept so strong for 13 days. I am so proud to be able to call you my son. You gave me all my strength through such a difficult time.

“You’re one tough Godfrey. We made so much memories in such a small amount of time, just a shame you’re gone now.

“But you’re with your mummy now. Make sure you look after her for me.

“Loves you so much. Gonna miss you so much Danny.”

A fundraiser set up by Danielle’s friends to pay for her funeral confirmed Danny’s death.

“Baby Danny has now joined his Mummy in heaven this is now a double funeral,” organiser Emily Morley wrote.

On Friday the Family Division of the High Court heard that Miss Jones had not told anyone that she was pregnant.

She collapsed for no apparent reason and was tragically declared dead on arrival at hospital, Mr Justice Hayden was told.

Specialists said Danny had suffered irreversible brain damage during birth and should be allowed to die.

The judge said relatives agreed with their assessment.

Mr Justice Hayden, who is based in London, considered the case at a virtual public hearing.

But the judge said the hospital where Danny was being cared for could not be named, and medics treating him could not be identified.

He also said no photographs of Danny could be published.

Bosses at the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust had asked Mr Justice Hayden to decide what moves were in Danny’s best interests.