Police to update families on probe into 25 mental health unit deaths

Senior detectives are expected to deliver the outcome of an inquiry into up to 25 deaths at mental health facilities across Essex at a meeting next month.

The investigation, led by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, was launched in January 2017 and is understood to be looking into deaths reported from 2000 and onwards.

“We have been carrying out an investigation into the circumstances of a number of patient deaths involving those in the care of the North Essex Partnership University Trust (now known as the Essex Partnership University Trust or EPUT) since January 2017,” police chiefs told this newspaper.

“Today, we have written to the families of the individuals concerned to invite them to a meeting to update them on the outcome of our investigation.

Meeting to be held 12th November 2018. 7 pm.



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