Pathologist at centre of row over death of G20 protester faces GMC

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 20 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3923
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The pathologist whose initial postmortem examination found that Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller struck by a police baton at the G20 summit in London in April 2009, had died of a heart attack is facing charges by the General Medical Council of bungling four other autopsies.

    Mohmed Saeed Sulema Patel, known as Freddy Patel, is accused of irresponsibility in carrying out postmortem examinations on a 5 year old girl who died after a fall, an elderly woman found at the bottom of stairs, a 4 week old baby, and a woman whose body was found outdoors partially clothed and decomposing. In each case, the GMC alleges, his conduct was not of the standard expected of a registered …

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