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Jailed paedophile doctor struck off medical register

Myles Bradbury. Credit: PA Images

A paedophile doctor who was jailed for 22 years has been struck off the medical register.

Myles Bradbury, 41, from Herringswell, Suffolk, worked as a paediatric consultant haematologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where he sexually abused 18 boys aged between 10 and 16.

All of the victims were suffering from leukaemia, haemophilia or other serious conditions, and some have since died.

Bradbury, who was sacked from his job and suspended from working as a doctor after his arrest, was jailed for 22 years at Cambridge Crown Court last December.

Today a Fitness to Practise Panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) ruled that his name will be erased from the medical register of doctors.

Bradbury, who filmed some victims using a spy pen and abused others behind a curtain while their parents were in the room, pleaded guilty to 25 offences, including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images.

In a statement after the hearing, Dr Neil Fyfe, chairman of the MPTS panel, said: "Dr Bradbury has breached a fundamental tenet of medical professionalism, namely that patients should be able to trust their doctors.

"Dr Bradbury's behaviour involved a wholesale breach of the trust which his young patients and their parents would have placed in him.

"The panel is in no doubt that Dr Bradbury's actions had the potential to affect the young boys he abused and their families for many years to come.

"Added to that, his involvement in and conviction for child pornography would undoubtedly invoke a fundamental breach of patients' trust in doctors."

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the General Medical Council, said: "This is the ultimate betrayal of trust - Myles Bradbury has been convicted of appalling crimes against sick children and young people who trusted him to take care of them when they were at their most vulnerable."