A man arrested in connection with the death of a patient at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston near Great Yarmouth has had his bail cancelled and will be facing no further action in relation to the incident.

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The man, a member of medical staff, was arrested on Saturday October 5, as part of a police investigation into the death of James May, 76, from Great Yarmouth, at the hospital on Friday September 20 this year.

An extensive inquiry was launched by the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team following an internal allegation that Mr May died as a result of a deliberate drugs overdose.

Following a review of all of the evidence obtained, including the results of toxicology tests, it has been decided that the man arrested in connection with the enquiry will not face criminal prosecution.

Mr May’s next of kin has been informed of the decision and the investigation into the full circumstances surrounding Mr May’s death will now be to Her Majesty’s Coroner.

Leading the investigation Detective Chief Inspector Paul Durham said: “We will now look to further review and assess all of the information collated during the course of our investigation, in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive and Care Quality Commission, to determine what, if any, further actions may be required.”

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