Police confirm criminal inquiry into breast surgeon

West Midlands Police say they are investigating allegations into the medical practices of a surgeon who previously worked in Solihull.

It follows calls from former patients for Ian Paterson to be struck off after they say they had breast surgery they did not need.

“West Midlands Police can confirm it has received a referral from the General Medical Council in relation to allegations about the medical practices of a surgeon who previously worked in Solihull. “A criminal inquiry has been launched and the force is working closely with the Crown Prosecution Service to determine the course of the investigation.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Matt Markham, West Midlands Police

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