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Woman at centre of Southall case faces prison sentence

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:693
  1. Caroline White,
  2. Robert Freeth
  1. London
  2. Sunderland

    The woman who instigated complaints against consultant paediatrician Professor David Southall, which ended in his suspension from clinical practice for two years, is facing a “substantial” prison sentence.

    Penny Mellor, who campaigns on behalf of parents who claim to be wrongly accused of child abuse, was convicted last month at Newcastle upon Tyne Crown Court of plotting to hide a child …

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