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Police refer death of junior doctor to coroner

The man was a junior doctor at Musgrove Park Hospital Credit: ITV West Country

The 'sudden' death of a junior doctor at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital has been referred to the coroner.

Avon and Somerset Police were previously investigating the man's death.

The body of the man in his 30s who worked at the hospital was found on Monday night at around 11pm.

The man has not been named.

We are terribly upset by the death of our colleague and we are doing everything we can to support his family and close friends at this time. They have our heartfelt sympathies.

– Dr Sam Barrell, chief executive of the Taunton and Somerset NHS foundation trust



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