Eight-Year-Old Girl Died After Complaining: 'Nana, I've Got A Bad Head'

Eight-Year-Old Girl Died After Complaining: 'Nana, I've Got A Bad Head'


An eight-year-old girl who complained that she had 'a bad head' during a sleepover at her grandparents' died a few hours later in hospital.

Bobby-Jo Potts had enjoyed her favourite tea of mince and dumplings and watched gymnastics on TV before complaining that she felt unwell, saying: "Nana, I've got a bad head."

Her dad, Steve, was called round to check on her, but within minutes she was severely unwell and was vomiting.

She was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle but her heart stopped a number of times on the way and she died after suffering a brain haemorrhage. She had never been ill before.

Bobby-Jo's parents, Julie and Steve, both 43, had sent her round to stay the night with her grandparents around the corner from their home in West Denton, Newcastle.

Steve said: "The doctors said it could have happened at any time. It was horrendous, absolutely horrendous. The only small bit of comfort was that she was with people she loved.

"I think she's in the house all the time because I can feel her here. She always had a smile on her face. I used to pick her up from school and could tell straight away by looking at her face when she came through the doors what mood she was in."

Mum Julie added: "Everything used to amuse her, she was always laughing and now the house is just dead without her."

Describing the November 8 tragedy, Bobby-Jo's grandmother, Pat Beattie, 66, said: "She was sat there and she said, 'Nana I've got a bad head' and everything went haywire from there.

"It just seemed to happen within a split second. It's been so quiet round here since it happened. She knew everyone and was always out playing, but it's been deserted on the estate.

"She used to come to our house all the time and every time she would write little notes saying 'Love you Nana'."