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Inquest opened into attack victim's death

A coroner has confirmed a patient, who died 12 days after being attacked at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, died from natural causes.

Man attacked at West Suffolk Hospital died from 'natural causes'

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Credit: PA

A coroner has confirmed a patient, who died 12 days after being attacked at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, died from natural causes.

Richard Bowman, who was 86 and from Exning near Ely, was found in a pool of blood with severe head, leg and arm injuries after being attacked with a bottle by a dementia patient at the end of November.

He died less than two weeks later.

Today an inquest into his death was opened by coroner Peter Dean who said a post-mortem examination had found no link with the attack.

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