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Psychiatrist who broke his wife’s ankle is suspended for 12 months

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2854 (Published 17 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2854
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A psychiatrist who was convicted of four assaults on his family, one of which broke his wife’s ankle and left her in a cast for eight weeks, has been suspended for 12 months by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Empee Vithayathil, a specialist in the psychiatry of learning disability, was convicted at Cambridge Crown Court last year of three counts of common assault and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. …

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