The Rev Robert Lloyd-Richards, chairman of the The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) fitness to practise panel which heard the case, told Patel he had an "unwarranted confidence" in his ability, "a deep-seated attitudinal problem" and also "lacked insight".
We welcome the decision by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service that Dr Patel's name should be removed from the medical register. This means he is no longer able to practise as a doctor in the UK.
We asked for him to be removed from the register as the best way of protecting the public because his conduct fell far below the standards we expect of a doctor. We are therefore pleased by today's outcome.
– Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council (GMC)
"In the case of Mr Tomlinson, even after you had seen the video footage of him being struck by a baton and pushed to the ground, and despite your finding of three litres of fluid/blood in his abdominal cavity, you continued to attribute his death to coronary artery disease.
Despite the fact that you knew that three other pathologists considered that Mr Tomlinson died as a result of bleeding from a traumatic liver injury caused by the push and fall to the ground, you did not change your view or consider adequately, or at all, any alternative cause in any detail."
Dr Freddy Patel, the pathologist who conducted the post-mortem examination on Ian Tomlinson, who died after being pushed to the ground by PC Simon Harwood in 2009, has been given a four-month ban for dishonesty, and misconduct.
Dr Freddy Patel, the pathologist who conducted the first post-mortem tests on Ian Tomlinson who died during the G20 protests in 2009, has been found "not fit to practise" by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.