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Surgeon admits branding his initials on the livers of two patients during transplant operations

A surgeon has admitted marking his initials on the livers of two patients during transplant operations.

Consultant Simon Bramhall, 53, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court after being accused of branding one man and one woman’s livers with ‘SB’ during transplant surgery in 2013.

He also pleaded not guilty to alternative charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

After Bramhall’s pleas were entered, prosecutor Tony Badenoch QC said the Crown accepted the medic’s not guilty pleas in a case which was ‘without legal precedent in criminal law’.

Read more in The Daily Mail.

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