Police investigate GP over euthanasia admission

A PERTH doctor who admitted giving a lethal injection to an elderly woman dying of emphysema has criticised detectives for visiting her clinic and telling her the death was being investigated as a possible murder.

Dr Alida Lancee refused to be questioned by police on the advice of her lawyer.

Dr Lancee said she administered painkilling medication that hastened the death of the woman, who had attempted suicide several times in her 80s, five years ago.

Police told AAP they were investigating Dr Lancee.

The doctor, an advocate with Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia