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Tomlinson pathologist guilty of misconduct and lies

Freddy Patel, the pathologist who conducted the first postmortem on Ian Tomlinson, has been found guilty by a medical tribunal of misconduct, deficient professional performance and dishonesty.

An independent fitness to practice panel said Patel had brought his profession into disrepute and had shown “a closed mindset” in April 2009 when he had attributed Tomlinson’s death during the G20 protests to coronary heart disease.

Patel did not change his mind after he had seen video footage of Tomlinson being struck to the ground, despite finding fluid and blood in Tomlinson’s abdominal cavity, or when three other pathologists considered Tomlinson had died as a result of bleeding from a traumatic liver injury caused by a push and fall to the ground.

Read more in The Guardian.

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