Police probe Leeds hospital suicide

Police are investigating a death at a Leeds hospital

Police are investigating a death at a Leeds hospital

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A police investigation is under way after a 44-year-old man killed himself at a Leeds hospital.

Officers were called to St James’s University Hospital at 1.55pm today after receiving reports the man “had committed suicide”.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances leading up to the male’s death.”

Police would not confirm the precise location of the death, but it is understood to be at the Becklin Centre mental health unit, run by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The centre has 90 beds and provides treatment for people detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as diagnostic and screening procedures. It also offers a mental health, learning disability and substance misuse service.

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