Police investigate death of Leeds grad after dentist visit

The 23-year-old died unexpectedly this summer


Police are investigating whether Amy Duffield, a former patient of deadly dentist Desmond D’Mello, could have died because of treatment she received in his surgery.

The 23-year-old Leeds grad died unexpectedly this August after visiting Mr D’Mello, whose 22,000 clients have since been told to take blood tests for HIV and hepatitis.

Amy died in hospital on August 22nd this year after falling ill with “flu-like symptoms” and heart palpitations three days previously.

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A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police confirmed Amy had “received treatment at the former Daybrook Dental Surgery, in Mansfield Road, earlier that month.”

She is understood to have visited the denist on August 12th, ten days before she died.

Amy had tragically only graduated from Leeds University earlier that summer.

Mr D’Mello has since been suspended pending further inquiry and health officials have made a public appeal asking all of his patients to undergo blood tests.