Jailed surgeon is given leave to appeal against conviction

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 10 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6728
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A surgeon whose jailing for manslaughter over a patient’s death at a private hospital caused widespread alarm among doctors has won permission to appeal against his conviction.

Three judges at the Court of Appeal in London granted the colorectal surgeon David Sellu, 68, leave to appeal after a short hearing.

Sellu, a senior consultant surgeon with a successful 40 year career …

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