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Mother's anguish after hearing the doctor treating her child for cancer had been abusing patients

A mother has spoken about her fears after a doctor who treated her son admitted 25 sex offences against children in his care.

Paediatrician Myles Bradbury, who worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, has admitted assaulting patients as young as eight years old.

More than 800 families have been contacted by authorities to warn them their children could have been at risk and the police say people are continuing to come forward with allegations of abuse.

A helpline has been set up for anyone affected by this story - the number is 0800 389 8625.

800 families contacted over abuse doctor

Dr Myles Bradbury. Credit: PA

It's emerged that the families of 800 children treated by a doctor who's admitted sex assaults have been contacted by authorities.

Paediatrian Dr Myles Bradbury, from Suffolk, preyed on children as young as eight.

He pleaded guilty to 25 sex offences against children at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday.

Dr Bradbury worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital and also held clinics in Ipswich and Colchester.

The families of children who attended these have also been contacted.

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University of Cambridge rated as the joint-second best university in the world

The University of Cambridge. Credit: PA

The University of Cambridge has been ranked as the joint-second best university in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings.

Four of the top ten universities are now based in the UK, with Cambridge sharing second spot with Imperial College London.

The University of Cambridge was rated as the third best university in last year's league table.

The rankings cover a number of factors, including graduate employment and teaching standards.

QS World University Rankings 2014

  • 1.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • 2.) University of Cambridge (UK)
  • 2.) Imperial College London (UK)
  • 4.) Harvard University (USA)
  • 5.) University of Oxford (UK)
  • 5.) University College London (UK)
  • 7.) Stanford University (USA)
  • 8.) California Institute of Technology (USA)
  • 9.) Princeton University (USA)
  • 10.) Yale University (USA)

Cambridge based author brings Agatha Christies' Poirot back to life

Sophie Hannah has been commissioned by Agatha Christie's grandson.

An author based in Cambridge is bringing Agatha Christies' Poirot back to life by writing a new murder mystery.

Agatha Christie's grandson commissioned Sophie Hannah, a successful crime writer in her own right to resurrect the detective in Monogram Murders.

"To be entrusted with such an important project, very nerve-racking, very daunting - it was very important to me to do a good job and not let down Agatha Christie, her family, her fans - the world."

– Sophie Hannah, Author

Sex abuse doctor: 'I'm so sorry'

Dr Myles Bradbury uttered just three words when he left court after pleading guilty to a string of sex offences against young boys he was treating at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

As he left Cambridge Crown Court, Bradbury told reporters: "I'm so sorry." He refused to answer further questions.

Bradbury was bailed and told he would have to sign the sex offenders register. No date for sentencing was given but the judge said Bradbury could expect a "substantial" custodial sentence.

VIDEO: Dr Bradbury faces a barrage of questions from reporters after leaving court

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Addenbrooke's launch helpline after doctor guilty of sex offences

Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge has opened a helpline for patients affected by the case of paediatric consultant Dr Myles Bradbury who's pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences against children.

  • Addenbrooke's helpline - 0800 389 8625

The hospital says: "If you feel you have been affected by this case and would like to speak to someone, please contact our PALS team on 01223 216 756"

The helpline is open until 9pm on Monday 15 September and then between 9am and 5pm from Tuesday 16 September until Tuesday 23 September.

The hospital says they are working closely with the NSPCC and its 24-hour helpline number is 0808 800 5000.

Hospital doctor guilty of sex offences against children

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury, 41, from Suffolk, arrives at Cambridge Crown Court. Credit: Chris Radburn/ PA Wire

A children's doctor who used to work at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has pleaded guilty to a string of sexual offences against boys. some as young as 11.

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury, 41, from Suffolk, pleaded guilty to 25 of 27 counts.

The judge at Cambridge Crown Court has asked for pre-sentencing reports, including a request for a psychiatric report

Cambridge singer-songwriter makes Mercury shortlist

Nick Mulvey Credit: Nick Mulvey

Nick Mulvey's debut album ‘First Mind’ has made it onto the Mercury Prize 2014 shortlist.

Recorded in London and produced by Dan Carey, it was released on Fiction Records in May 2014 and includes the single ‘Cucurucu’. Nick studied music in Havana, Cuba and is a former member of the previously shortlisted Portico Quartet.

Cambridge band Alt-J won in 2012.

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