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Tomlinson case man struck off

Dr Freddy Patel, the pathologist who conducted the first post-mortem tests on Ian Tomlinson who died during G20 protests in 2009, has been struck off by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

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Dr Patel's 'closed mind set' made him 'unreliable'

Dr Freddy Patel said Ian Tomlinson wrongly died of coronary artery disease Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Rev Robert Lloyd-Richards, chairman of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service tribunal board said Freddy Patel's "closed mind set' made him unreliable:

"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."

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