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Hospital death inquiry to be held

Methadone poured
A fatal accident inquiry is to be held into Mr Nichol's death

A fatal accident inquiry is to be held into the death of a young man at a private hospital in the Borders.

Kieran Nichol, 20, of Hawick, was an in-patient at Castle Craig residential hospital near West Linton when he died in December 2005.

It is alleged that he was given a lethal dose of heroin substitute methadone despite not being addict.

The inquiry will be staged at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 18 November with a preliminary hearing held in May.




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