Scottish teen mother lay dead beside baby for two days

Courtney Newlands
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A Scottish woman's five-month-old baby had to survive for two days beside the body of his mother after she died from complications relating to diabetes.

Glasgow police broke down the door of 19-year-old Courtney Newlands' flat after her worried family failed to hear from her.

Despite being severely dehydrated, Declan Junior was found alive in his cot, just metres from his dead mother.

Ms Newlands' mother, Lorraine, told the Daily Record that her daughter had been battling with diabetes throughout her life and recent pregnancy.

"She fell pregnant and had two miscarriages, last year and the year before that," she said.

"With her being pregnant there were more complications. One was at six-eight weeks and the other was just under three months.

"She almost died after one of the miscarriages because she got the flu, it was as simple as that."

A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends to help fund Ms Newlands' funeral.


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