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Inquest into death of man at mental health facility due to last five days

PUBLISHED: 18:13 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:13 21 May 2018

The inquest was held at Carrow House in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The inquest was held at Carrow House in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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An inquest into the death of a man detained at a mental health facility in Norfolk is due to last for five days.

James Dent, 28, was found dead in his room at a secure mental health facility at St Andrews Business Park on November 29 last year.

His medical cause of death was given as hanging.

Mr Dent’s family were present at a pre-inquest review hearing in Norwich on Monday, (May 21).

Senior coroner Jacqueline Lake went through the issues that will be covered during the full inquest in July.

She said it will include claims that Mr Dent did not take his antipsychotic medication over a five-day period prior to his death.

During the full inquest, evidence will be heard from Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust staff, including doctors, nurses and social workers. Statements will also be read out.

The full inquest is due to take place on the week beginning July 23 and will last five days.


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