Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has said it 'acted swiftly and responsibly' after becoming aware of 'potential problems' involving the deaths of patients cared for by a consultant surgeon.
West Mercia Police are looking into concerns about a number of patients who died while under the care of Sudip Sarker.
A Worcestershire NHS trust has said it is co-operating fully with a police investigation into the deaths of a number of patients cared for by Sudip Sarker, a consultant surgeon who worked in the county.
Police have confirmed they have launched an investigation into the deaths of a number of patients cared for by consultant surgeon Sudip Sarker, while he was working in Worcestershire.
Mr Sarker was employed by the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
North Worcestershire Superintendent Kevin Purcell said the investigation began after officers received a letter in December last year.
He said: “We were made aware that there were a number of concerns in relation to the deaths of patients in 2012 who had been under Mr Sarker’s care.
"We are in the early stages of obtaining the relevant information from hospitals and other health organisations in order to conduct our investigation.
“We cannot be specific about numbers at this time but can confirm that the deaths of three patients whose joint inquest was adjourned in December (2013) form part of this inquiry.
"The families of those people have been informed and updated on the situation."