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GP faces 15 charges of murder

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 09 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:938
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A GP was in the dock at Preston Crown Court in Lancashire this week, facing charges of murdering 15 middle aged and elderly women patients The trial of Harold Shipman, aged 53, is expected to start next week after legal argument.

    The women, mostly widows and all aged between 49 and 81, were patients of Dr Shipman at his singlehanded practice in Hyde, near Manchester. They all …

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