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    DR.STEPHEN WARD, LONDON OSTEOPATH AND AMATEUR ARTIST, WHO HAS BEEN ON TRIAL IN LONDON FOR?

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    DR.STEPHEN WARD, LONDON OSTEOPATH AND AMATEUR ARTIST, WHO HAS BEEN ON TRIAL IN LONDON FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS ON CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH PROSTITUTION AND PROCURING, WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS AT HIS HOME TODAY (WEDNESDAY).HE IS NOW IN HOSPITAL BELIEVED TO BE SUFFERING FROM AN OVERDOSE OF DRUGS.

    DR.WARD WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS AT HIS FLAT AT ABOUT 0830 A.M.-- ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE HE WAS DUE TO LEAVE FOR THE OLD BAILEY FOR WHAT WAS EXPECTED TO BE THE LAST DAY OF HIS TRIAL ON FIVE VICE CHARGES.HE HAD PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

    WHEN DR WARD LEFT THE COURT YESTERDAY EVENING THOSE WHO SAW HIM GO SAID HE WAS AS JAUNTY AS EVER, GIVING THE THUMBS UP SIGN.HE RETURNED TO THE FASHIONABLE CHELSEA FLAT WHERE HE HAD BEEN LIVING DURING THE TRIAL, ON BAIL FOR HIS DAY TO DAY ATTENDANCE AT THE COURT.WHEN FOUND HE WAS RUSHED TO ST.STEPHEN'S HOSPITAL.EYE-WITNESSES, WHO SAW HIS ARRIVAL, SAID HE LOOKED VERY ILL, AND LONDON PRESS CIRCLES RUMOURED THAT HE WAS DYING.

    IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE TRIAL WILL CONTINUE AT THE OLD BAILEY.THE JUDGE SAID THE JURY WOULD CONSIDER THEIR VERDICT AND THE COURT THE CONSIDER ITS POSITION ACCORDING TO THAT VERDICT.

    THE WARD CASE HAS HELD WORLD ATTENTION SINCE THE DISCLOSURE OF THE AFFAIRS BETWEEN CHRISTINE KEELER, A 21-YEAR OLD MODEL WHO LIVED WITH DR WARD, AND MR JOHN PROFUMO, BRITAIN'S WAR MINISTER.MR PROFUMO RESIGNED IN MAY AFTER THE NEWS CAME OUT OF HIS AFFAIR WITH MISS KEELER AT A TIME WHEN SHE WAS ALSO SEEING THE FORMER RUSSIAN NAVAL ATTACHE IN LONDON, EUGUENE IVANOV.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD37AH19STES7E56N0Y677V55O
    Media URN:
    VLVAD37AH19STES7E56N0Y677V55O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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