Pathologist stands by his findings in Sally Clark case

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:497
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The pathologist whose failure to disclose the results of microbiology tests on Harry, the baby son of Sally Clark, led the appeal court to quash her convictions for killing him and his brother, last week stood by his findings that there was no evidence of acute infection or inflammation in Harry's case.

    Home Office forensic pathologist Alan Williams was giving evidence at the General Medical Council, where he faces charges of serious professional misconduct.

    Mrs Clark was jailed for life for murdering 8 week old Harry in 1998 and 12 week old Christopher in 1996. She was freed by the Court of Appeal in 2003 after serving more than three years.

    The court quashed the convictions as “unsafe” after …

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