Inquest opens into death of mental health patient at Hellesdon Hospital

PUBLISHED: 15:18 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:18 13 November 2017

Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: BILL SMITH/ARCHANT ARCHIVE

Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: BILL SMITH/ARCHANT ARCHIVE

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The inquest into the death of a Polish man at a Norfolk mental health hospital opened in Norwich this morning.

Rafal Bedarek, 34, lived in Valpy Avenue, in Norwich, and died on May 17 this year.

And senior coroner Jaqueline Lake said Mr Bedarek, who was born in Lubin, Poland, died at Hellesdon Hospital.

The medical cause of death was given as mixed drug intoxication.

The inquest was adjourned until December 20, 2017.

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