A WOMAN who was in a critical condition in hospital has died, and police say her death is not suspicious.

They also believe there has been no third party involvement in the woman's death.

It comes just a day after detectives called off a murder inquiry following the discovery of a man's body in woodland in Poole, which was initially believed to be linked to the woman who was in a critical condition.

Now police say the two deaths are not linked.

On Thursday, police said the man's death was not suspicious, and released a 40 year old man who had been arrested on suspicion of murdering the man and on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm to the woman.

The investigation was launched on Wednesday after officers received a report from a hospital that they were concerned for the welfare of a female patient in her 40s, who had been transferred to the critical care unit after being admitted to hospital on Saturday 7 July 2018.

It had been reported that she had sustained bruising and had collapsed.

The woman died in hospital Thursday evening.

Her family has been informed and the coroner has been notified.

A property in Knowlton Road was cordoned off on Thursday, with forensics at the scene.

Detective Inspector Neil Wright, of Bournemouth CID, said: “As a result of our investigations there is currently no indication of any third party involvement in this woman’s death and it is not being treated as suspicious. Our enquiries will now be centred on collecting information on behalf of the coroner.”

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course to establish the cause of death.

A 40-year-old man from Poole who was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent remains released under investigation.

A 28-year-old man from Poole who was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm has also been released under investigation.