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Arrest over Leeds hospital doctor drug allegations

Leeds General Infirmary
Image caption The arrest came after allegations a senior doctor at Leeds General Infirmary took illegal drugs before going on duty

A man has been arrested over allegations a senior doctor at a Leeds hospital took illegal drugs shortly before going on duty.

Dr Colin Ferrie was suspended last month after the Mail on Sunday newspaper published pictures of him allegedly snorting cocaine.

The man, 51, was held on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, on Wednesday and later bailed, West Yorkshire Police said.

Two other men have also been arrested.

A 23-year-old and 25-year-old, both from Bradford, were arrested on Friday in connection with the investigation and were later bailed pending further inquiries, police said.

Officers also searched premises in Bradford and Leeds, the force added.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust previously said it was carrying out its own investigation and Dr Ferrie, a consultant paediatric neurologist, would "not carry out clinical duties" during this time.

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