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Andrea West died of cancer not overdose, coroner says

A coroner has said that a mother-of-six died of cervical cancer, not a morphine overdose as her family believed.

Andrea West, 35, of Norwich, died five days after entering the Priscilla Bacon Lodge hospice in the city for treatment in 2012.

Her family believed she had been put on an end-of-life treatment plan.

But assistant coroner David Osborne said Mrs West had died of natural causes, and all drugs prescribed had been at "therapeutic levels".

BBC Look East reporter Sally Chidzoy was at the inquest in Norwich.

  • 15 May 2014
  • From the section Norfolk