Dr Freddy Patel
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Ian Tomlinson pathologist Dr Freddy Patel struck off

The pathologist who conducted the first post-mortem tests on a man who died in 2009's G20 protests in London has been struck off the medical register.

Dr Freddy Patel wrongly said Ian Tomlinson died from heart problems.

A medical tribunal earlier concluded he acted with "deficient professional performance" over his examination.

The BBC's June Kelly told the BBC News Channel that Dr Patel had been involved in other post-mortems where his expertise had been "very badly lacking".

  • 23 Aug 2012