Man who died during stand-off in Costessey became more agitated after he was refused painkillers

Kamal Nour died during the 14 hour siege in Queen's Hill. Photo: Steve Adams

Kamal Nour died during the 14 hour siege in Queen's Hill. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

A man who was threatening to kill himself in his own home became more agitated after he was refused painkillers, an inquest heard.

Kamal Nour made repeated requests for his medication during a police stand-off at his Quarry Road flat in Costessey on August 14, 2014.

But officers had been reluctant to give it to him unsupervised due to claims that he had taken an overdose hours earlier.

The 40-year-old was found dead inside his property later that day after several hours of negotiations broke down.

Day five of his inquest at Norfolk Coroner's Court today heard from paramedics at the scene and other health professionals.

Nicholas Shipsey, duty locality officer for the ambulance service, said: 'His main concern was that he was complaining of pain in his leg and that became his overriding concern as the morning progressed. That is why discussions centred around pain relief.'

When asked what the effect of not giving him pain killers was, he said: 'As the pain increased it became more of an issue for Kamal and it came apparent it was coming to the forefront of his mind, increasing his agitation.'

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Police sought advice from Mr Nour's GP, who said their would be no 'immediate' life-threatening risks of him not taking the medication.

The inquest is due to continue until Monday.

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