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Bride-To-Be Dies Of Suspected Sepsis Minutes After Lying In Bed

Leanne Davies, 35, from Aberdare, South Wales, had finished a course of antibiotics and felt well enough to go for a job interview at a local Tesco.

She returned home ‘bouncing’ because it went so well.

Her fiance Andrew Watkins, 51, was preparing a celebratory lunch when the mother-of-two told him she was not feeling hungry and went upstairs for a lie down.

He went to check on her 40 minutes later to find she had died. A trained first-aider, he frantically tried CPR until an ambulance arrived, but she could not be saved.

Medical staff have told him that Miss Davies may have died of a sudden re-emergence of her sepsis.

Although she had just finished a course of antibiotics, she was still complaining of pain in her arm and had gone to hospital for another course of tablets four days before she died.

The lethal condition kills an estimated 44,000 people a year and is known as the ‘silent killer’ because symptoms develop so quickly.

Mr Watkins, a care worker, said: ‘She was still complaining of pain. I’m pretty sure she died of sepsis.

‘She had no chest pain, it wasn’t like a heart attack or anything and I know sepsis can be that sudden.’

The couple, who had been together for 14 years, planned to marry next year after saving up enough money for the ceremony and a honeymoon.

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