There will be no further investigation into the death of a doctor discovered by colleagues in a hospital changing room.

John McKenna, 29, was found dead while on duty at Crosshouse Hospital on August 7, 2017.

Police attended the scene and an investigation was opened into the anaesthetist’s death.

In 2018, it was revealed that prosecutors were considering whether to hold criminal proceedings or a Fatal Accident Inquiry.

But last week a spokesperson for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said John’s death had been ‘fully investigated’.

They said: “Following careful consideration of all relevant matters, Crown Counsel concluded that there is no scope for a Fatal Accident Inquiry to be held into the circumstances of the death.

“The family have been informed of the reasons for this decision.”

At the time of writing, the paper understands John’s cause of death was an overdose from a sedative used on patients before surgery.

A post mortem was carried out and the death was not treated as suspicious.

The trainee doctor had married his wife in Ayrshire two years earlier.

Dr Crawford McGuffie, Medical Director of NHS Ayrshire and Arran, said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family, friends and colleagues of John McKenna at this difficult time.

“At the time of the incident in August 2017, NHS Ayrshire & Arran assisted Police Scotland in their enquiries, and also conducted a full internal investigation.

“It would be inappropriate for us to provide any further information at this time.”