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BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 24 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1514

Surgeon admits manslaughter: Consultant surgeon Steven Walker, aged 47, who was accused of killing two patients through gross negligence, changed his plea last week and admitted manslaughter of one of the women. The prosecution decided not to proceed with the charges over the second patient. Mr Walker, from Camberley, Surrey, was due to be sentenced on 23 June after the …

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