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General Medical Council launches fresh inquiry into pathologist in G20 protest case

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 06 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2906
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The UK General Medical Council has launched a fresh investigation into the pathologist Freddy Patel, after an inquest jury found that Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller who died at the protest at the conference of the G20 group of nations in April 2009, had been unlawfully killed.

The jury disputed the pathologist’s conclusion that Mr Tomlinson had died of a heart attack and declared that his death had been caused by internal bleeding after he was struck with a baton and pushed to the ground by a police constable using “excessive and unreasonable” force.

Dr Patel carried out the first …

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