James Paget Hospital probe: No grounds for criminal charges

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Image caption Police investigated an allegation that James May was given a drugs overdose

A police investigation into the death of a patient at a Norfolk NHS hospital has found no grounds for criminal charges.

James May, 76, died of heart failure at the James Paget Hospital, Gorleston on 20 September.

A man who worked at the hospital was arrested in October as part of a medical malpractice investigation but will not face prosecution.

The investigation led by Norfolk Police has now ended, a spokesman said.

Police said two post-mortem examinations confirmed cause of death was heart failure, but a series of toxicology tests were inconclusive.

Further inquiries by the joint Norfolk and Suffolk investigation team, with the Health and Safety Executive and Care Quality Commission, have revealed no cause for any criminal proceedings.

"A file will be prepared for Her Majesty's Coroner and an inquest will be held in due course," the spokesman said.

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