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Hockney’s ex-partner will not face drug charges

John Fitzherbert. Photo by rossparry.co.uk / Chris Fairweather

John Fitzherbert. Photo by rossparry.co.uk / Chris Fairweather

 

Police have confirmed David Hockney’s ex-partner will not face drugs charges in connection with the death of the painter’s assistant last year.

John Fitzherbert, 48, and a 23-year-old man who has not been named, were arrested “on suspicion of drugs offences” following an inquest into the death of Dominic Elliott.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said both men had been released unconditionally from police bail.

Dominic, 23, died after drinking concentrated sulphuric acid while the artist slept at his Bridlington home, on Sunday 17 March 2013.

Dominic had been drinking and smoking cannabis with Mr Fitzherbert throughout the Friday night and Saturday morning before the tragedy.

For the full story see this week’s Free Press, out on Thursday 20 March.

 
 
 

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