G20 pathologist is suspended and has limits put on his future practice

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 06 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4869
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The forensic pathologist who carried out the first postmortem examination on Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller who died during the G20 protest in London last year, has been suspended from practice for three months by the General Medical Council.

    Mohmed Saeed Sulema Patel, known as Freddy Patel, was found guilty of misconduct in conducting two unrelated postmortem examinations and of deficient professional performance in a third. All three examinations were carried out between 2002 and 2005.

    Dr Patel was not facing charges over the autopsy on Mr Tomlinson’s body; but his …

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