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Pathologist in Sally Clark case suspended from court work

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7504.1347 (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1347
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Home Office pathologist who failed to disclose key evidence that could have helped to clear Sally Clark of murdering her two babies was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council last week. Alan Williams was banned from Home Office pathology work or coroners' cases for the next three years, but will be allowed to continue working as a consultant histopathologist at Macclesfield General Hospital.



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    The GMC concluded that Dr Alan Williams (above right), whose evidence was crucial in the case of Sally Clark (above le ft), showed no evidence of general incompetence

    Credit: KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/PA/EMPICS

    Credit: ANDREW PARSONS/PA/EMPICS

    Mrs Clark was jailed for life in 1999 …

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