Leeds General Infirmary hospital consultant dies on bail

A hospital consultant who had been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children has died.

Kevin Johnston, 40, from Otley, West Yorkshire, worked at Leeds General Infirmary and had been bailed.

He died at Southport and District General Hospital, Merseyside, on Monday. There were no suspicious circumstances, police said.

West Yorkshire Police said the matter had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

A spokesman for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said: "We are extremely sorry to hear of the sudden and very sad death of Dr Kevin Johnston, who worked as a consultant neuroanaesthetist at Leeds General Infirmary."

Merseyside Police said a file was being prepared for the coroner.

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