A WOMAN has been released without charge after a man died of a suspected drugs overdose.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate carried out extensive enquiries following the death of Tony Collingwood, 40, whose body was found at his home in Kursaal Way on July 31, 2012.

A 39-year-old woman from Southend was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and later released on police bail pending further enquiries. She has now been released without charge.

The police report will be sent to HM Coroner for an inquest to be held in due course.