Devon coroner orders inquiry into hospital hanging

Derriford Hospital
Image caption The 56-year-old man from Liskeard was found hanged on a ward at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth

A Devon coroner has ordered police to investigate the death of a Cornwall man who was found hanged in a hospital.

The 56-year-old man, from Liskeard, was discovered on a ward in Plymouth's Derriford Hospital on 16 September.

Plymouth coroner Ian Arrow ordered the investigation to help with the inquest - which has been opened and adjourned

Plymouth Hospitals Trust said it was also carrying out its own inquiry and added that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

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