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Pathologist in G20 demonstration death is suspended for “irresponsible” conduct in earlier case

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2121 (Published 01 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2121
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Freddy Patel, the pathologist who wrongly concluded that the first victim of the “Camden Ripper” had died of a heart attack during consensual sex, has been suspended from the UK medical register for four months.

The General Medical Council was told that Dr Patel’s “irresponsible” conduct of postmortem examinations on the body of 31 year old prostitute Sally White in 2002 might have hampered the police investigation into the activities of Anthony Hardy, who went on to kill two other women in Camden, north London.

The case was not concerned with Dr Patel’s role in the investigation into …

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