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Cleared GP faces further investigation into more deaths

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 05 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:8

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  1. Clare Dyer
  1. BMJ

    A retired GP who had been charged with murdering three of his patients with large doses of morphine and diamorphine was cleared last month but now faces a coroner's investigation into the deaths of at least 12 more patients. Howard Martin, aged 71, was cleared by a jury at Teesside Crown Court of killing Frank Moss, aged 59, and Stanley Weldon and Harry Gittins, both aged 74. But immediately after, Durham police announced that it was handing files on another 12 patients to the coroner, Andrew Tweddle. The Crown Prosecution Service had looked at …

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