Hillsborough television drama

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7084.901a (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:901
  1. David Slater, Consultant histopathologista
  1. a Sheffield

    Editor–Reviewing the television dramatisation of Hillsborough, Ed Walker states that a pathologist (identified in the programme as myself) was shown persuading a witness, an off duty Liverpool policeman, to change his evidence about what time he was resuscitating one of the victims.1 This comment must be rebutted as totally inaccurate. I had no part in obtaining this evidence and the statement of the witness, contrary to that in the programme, contained no designated time. The duty of a pathologist at an inquest is to present the pathological facts and findings and offer unbiased …

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