A TERMINALLY ill Stafford councillor who died after his doctor son became involved in his treatment, sparking a police investigation, died of cancer, an inquest heard.
David Allan, 65, died at home in Lara Close on December 4. An inquest in Cannock heard yesterday concerns were raised by a district nurse and GP about the involvement of his son Richard Allan in his care.
Dr Allan, a trained doctor, administered a number of pain relief and sedation drugs in the days leading up to his father’s death as well as pain relief medication prescribed by his GP.
Detective Constable Simon Bowden, from Staffordshire Police said there was no evidence any criminal offence had been committed.
It followed a post mortem by Dr Nicholas Hunt, forensic pathologist for the West Midlands.
He gave the cause of death as retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma. Dr Anne Naysmith, a retired consultant in palliative medicine said the cumulative effects of the drugs would only have accelerated his death by minutes.
Staffordshire South coroner Andrew Hague recorded a narrative verdict.
He said he was unable to give a verdict of natural causes because of the cumulative effect mentioned by Dr Naysmith.