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Pathologist in Sally Clark case accused of being “slapdash”

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:272
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Home Office pathologist who carried out postmortem examinations on the two babies of Sally Clark (whose conviction for murdering them was later overturned) was “slapdash” in his approach to vital evidence, the General Medical Council was told last week.

    Alan Williams, aged 58, was incompetent and acting beyond his expertise, Roger Henderson QC told the professional conduct committee at the start of a four week hearing. Dr Williams denies serious professional misconduct (, 29 Jan …

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