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Pathologist in Sally Clark case may resume doing autopsies for coroners

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5645 (Published 11 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5645
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Alan Williams, the pathologist who failed to disclose test results in the Sally Clark case, has been allowed to start doing coroners’ postmortem examinations again by the General Medical Council. But he faces a new investigation by the GMC on a separate matter.

Mrs Clark was convicted of murdering her baby sons Christopher and Harry in 1999. But her conviction was quashed on a second appeal in 2003 after it emerged that Dr Williams, who was the Home Office pathologist in the case, had not disclosed microbiological tests he commissioned on …

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