A three-year-old girl's tragic death while on holiday in Turkey resulted from a genetic condition, an inquest has found.

Haleema Sadia Ibrar, of Kendal Drive, Slough, died at a hospital in Antalya on December 7, 2022.

She had been admitted suffering from vomiting - and an inquest at Reading Town Hall today (March 19) heard that her family had sought medical attention in the UK just a month prior to her death.

In November 2022, Haleema had come down with fatigue and hallucinations.

Doctors referred her for tests at Great Ormond Street Hospital - but these were never carried out, due to the girl's sudden death while on holiday.

Assistant coroner Justine Spencer said that Haleema's family have a history of carnitine acylcarnitine translocase deficiency (CACT).

This genetic condition prevents the body from effectively breaking down certain fats, often resulting in serious medical complications - including premature death.

Mrs Spencer described Haleema's deterioration while in Turkey as being "flu-like" in nature.

Infections of this kind can have serious implications for CACT sufferers.

The coroner said: "The cause of the deterioration was likely infective in nature, although a specific infected site was not identified."

Mrs Spencer remarked on the suddenness of Haleema's death.

Her family had described her as "generally fit and well," and a GP at Wexham Road Surgery in Slough had found her to be meeting most of the growth parameters expected of a health infant.

Rounding off the inquest, Mrs Spencer ruled that Haleema died as a result of CACT.

The coroner said: "I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere condolences to Haleema's family."