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Update: Family GP was found hanged

St Mary's Medical Centre, Vicarage Road, Strood
St Mary's Medical Centre, Vicarage Road, Strood

A family GP was found hanged this week.

Dr Festus Ojagbemi, 49, had worked for 11 years at St Mary’s Medical Centre in Vicarage Road, Strood.

The experienced doctor was found hanged on Monday in his detached house in Stalham Court, Kingsdown Close, Hempstead.

An inquest in Maidstone, which opened and adjourned on Thursday, heard he had been depressed for some time.

Dr Ojagbemi, who trained in Nigeria, joined St Mary’s 11 years ago after moving to the UK in 1992.

St Mary’s Medical Centre closed throughout Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday cancelling scores of appointments. It re-opened this morning.

A sign on the surgery door said: “Due to the very sad loss of Dr Ojagbemi passing away the surgery will be closed until Friday, February 17 at 8.30am.

"We ask for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time.”

Patients expressed their sadness, with one saying: “He was an excellent, caring doctor and will be sadly missed.”

If you knew Dr Ojagbemi, you can leave your tributes below.

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