The prosecution of a hospital trust chief nurse for false accounting has been dropped.

Amanda Pye, currently chief nurse at London North West University Healthcare Trust, had been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit false accounting.

She held several director roles at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, including chief nursing officer over several years from 2010.

The Crown Prosecution Service said this week that it had decided not to proceed with the prosecution.

This follows the sudden death of Ms Pye’s co-defendant, Phil Morley, who was chief executive of the Hull trust for four years until spring 2014. He went on to become chief of Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, a post he retired from last year.

Mr Morley, 54, was found dead at Beachy Head on 5 May, shortly after the charges were announced.

He had been due to appear in court charged with fraud and conspiracy to commit false accounting. Both had been due to appear at Hull Magistrates Court on 8 June.

A CPS spokesperson said: “The CPS has a duty to keep all cases under continuing review. Following a review of this case, a decision has been made not to proceed with a prosecution.”

A spokesperson for London North West University Healthcare Trust said: “We are aware that the case against Amanda Pye has been discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service.”