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Summary

  1. Breast surgeon Ian Paterson guilty of wounding
  2. He performed needless operations on patients
  3. There were ten victims - nine women and a man
  4. Paterson 'wanted to play God'
  5. He mutilated women 'for power'
  6. Updates from Friday 28 April 2017

Live Reporting

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Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J6 for A38 and J7 for A34.

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M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport affecting J7 for M6.

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M5 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J2 for A4123 Oldbury and J3 for A456 Halesowen.

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 and J9 for A461 affecting J10A for M54.

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Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

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M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at Corley Services.

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Teams up and down the country will be playing in some crucial games this weekend (as we get to the sharp end of the season) - and especially those who have made it through to the FA People's Cup finals in Birmingham.

There are 16 different categories all vying for their individual trophies and you'll be able to catch up with how they do with our live coverage on Sunday, 30 April and Monday, 1 May.

Team news

West Brom v Leicester (15:00 BST)

West Brom
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West Brom make three changes to the side that last played on 16 April.

James Morrison, Salomon Rondon and Allan Nyom come in.

Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu miss out through injury, while Darren Fletcher starts on the bench.

West Brom XI: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom, Yacob, Livermore, Morrison, Brunt, Chadli, Rondon. 

Subs: Myhill, M Wilson, McClean, Fletcher, Harper, Leko, Field. 

Leicester
BBC

Leicester make one change from the side that lost to Arsenal in mid-week, Shinji Okazaki comes in for Leonardo Ulloa. 

And captain Wes Morgan remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.  

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Benalouane, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.

Subs: Zieler, Chilwell, King, Amartey, Slimani, Gray, Ulloa.   

How do you rate West Brom's season?

West Brom v Leicester (15:00 BST)

Matthew Upson

Former England defender on Football Focus

Outstanding. 

To be sitting in that position in the Premier League with the resources, funds and style, it has been a really successful year for West Brom.

Bye bye Clatts

West Brom v Leicester (15:00 BST)

John Motson

Match of the Day commentator

Both clubs would refute the notion there is little importance attached to this game.

West Brom are chasing a club record Premier League points tally despite three straight defeats. They need six more points and, looking at their tough remaining fixtures, surely need to win this one.

Leicester aren't safe yet, having taken just one point from three games.

Leicester's Champions League exploits appear to have disrupted their domestic momentum. If their season tails off, you wonder whether the future of a few players might be up for debate.

Mark Clattenbyurg
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Saturday's fixture is also notable for probably being the last Premier League outing for referee Mark Clattenburg. He was entrusted with the FA Cup, Champions League and Euro 2016 finals last year, and his departure will deprive English football of arguably its top official.  

A woman operated on four times by Ian Paterson said it left her feeling "violated".
Jade Edgington was 16 when disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson first operated on her unnecessarily.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J5 for A452.

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Rebecca Woods

BBC News

What drove a trusted breast surgeon to carry out botched and dangerous operations on hundreds of patients?

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Our coverage of breast surgeon court case across the day

The Live team has been bringing you updates about disgraced 'God complex' breast surgeon Ian Paterson throughout Friday afternoon.

While that's all from us on Friday, we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather.

In the meantime, keep an eye out here for more on Paterson - and other breaking news.

Recap: Breast surgeon whose needless procedures wounded patients

Here's a recap of the main points in the case of breast surgeon Ian Paterson who has been convicted this afternoon of wounding patients in a series of needless procedures. 

- Ian Paterson, 59, of Greater Manchester, has been found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent 

- He has also been convicted of three counts of unlawful wounding 

- They relate to nine women and one man 

- A seven-week trial heard their accounts - representing a sample of those Paterson treated - of operations carried out between 1997 and 2011 at the private Little Aston and Parkway hospitals in the West Midlands 

- Jurors have decided the surgeon carried out "extensive, life-changing operations for no medically-justifiable reason"

- He has been granted bail and is due to be sentenced in May

Breast surgeon 'grossly exaggerated' symptoms

A victim of Ian Paterson opted for a mastectomy and immediate reconstruction after the surgeon told her he had found a "ticking bomb" of cancerous cells.

Patricia Welch
BBC

But when Patricia Welch's case was reviewed, an expert found her symptoms had been grossly exaggerated. 

She says Paterson "won't suffer" as all of his victims have suffered for many years.

Hate is a strong word. I've never hated anyone in my life before, but it's pretty close."

Patricia WelchPaterson patient

Repeat of Paterson's actions 'unlikely'

A charitable organisation dedicated to advancing standards of breast surgery says a case like that of Ian Paterson is "unlikely" to happen again.

Ian Paterson
Trinity Mirror

The 59-year-old surgeon has been convicted of seventeen counts of wounding with intent in relation to a series of unnecessary operations. 

He was released on bail and is due to be sentenced next month at Nottingham Crown Court. 

These cases took place before 2011 and a lot of things have changed in medical vigilance since then...There is much greater monitoring of the cases that are carried out by surgeons in private health care."

Mark SibberingIncoming president of the Association of Breast Surgery

Breast surgeon's NHS work was under scrutiny

A breast surgeon has today been found guilty of wounding patients in a series of unnecessary procedures at private hospitals.

But it wasn't just Ian Paterson's private work that was a cause for concern. He was also employed by the NHS at the Heart of England Trust, based in and around Birmingham and while his job here did not form part of the criminal case, there are serious questions about his work. 

An independent report in 2013, by lawyer Sir Ian Kennedy, found concerns about Paterson dated back to 2003 but were not dealt with for four years.

He said bosses at the Heart of England NHS Trust were told of concerns but "brushed them under the carpet".

Healthcare group 'sorry' for 'distress' caused by breast surgeon

Breast surgeon Ian Paterson's seven-week trial heard from 10 victims - representing a sample of those Paterson treated - who were operated on between 1997 and 2011 at the privately-run Little Aston and Parkway hospitals in the West Midlands.

The sites are run by Spire Healthcare.

A statement said: "We would like to reiterate how truly sorry we are for the distress experienced by any patients affected by this case.

"We can say unequivocally that we have learned the lessons from these events. We commissioned a thorough independent investigation and have fully implemented all of the recommendations."

Relative of breast surgeon's victim 'fighting in her memory'

The relative of a victim of Ian Paterson says the surgeon had a "God complex".

Shirley Moroney and Marie Pinfield
MORONEY FAMILY
Marie Pinfield (left) and her sister Shirley Moroney were best friends

Shirley Moroney's sister, Marie Pinfield, asked Paterson for a double mastectomy in 2006 when she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. 

But instead of waking up with the flat chest she expected, the surgeon had used the controversial "cleavage-sparing" surgical technique which had left so much tissue behind she had to wear a bra. 

Marie asked for corrective surgery but the delay to chemotherapy and radiotherapy meant she developed secondary cancer in her lung and died in October 2008. 

Marie believed in justice, and right and wrong,...I know she will be looking down on me, willing me to go on."

Shirley MoroneySister of Paterson victim Marie Pinfield

Breast surgeon with 'lack of respect' for women mutilated them 'for power'

A patient of Ian Paterson says he twice operated on her and told her she appeared to be developing cancer.

Cheryl Iommi later learned the lumps the breast surgeon claimed were a cancer risk were simply scar tissue left behind from his botched procedures.   

Cheryl Iommi
Gavin Dickson

She says she feels like she's been "duped" and "seriously misled".

I think he did it for power - and a lack of respect for women. Why mutilate women so they no longer want their partners to look at them?"

Cheryl IommiPaterson patient

Breast surgeon was 'repeatedly asked to stop'

Here's some analysis from health correspondent Dominic Hughes on 'God complex' breast surgeon Ian Paterson:

"It wasn't just Ian Paterson's private work that was a cause for concern.

"He was also employed by the NHS at the Heart of England Trust, based in and around Birmingham.

"His job here did not form part of the criminal case but there are serious questions about his work.

"In 2011 it emerged he had been performing an unorthodox and unregulated procedure known as a cleavage-sparing mastectomy."

What is cleavage-sparing surgery?

Dominic continues:

"By definition, a mastectomy removes the whole breast, but this procedure left some tissue behind, putting women at risk of the cancer returning.

"Despite repeatedly being asked to stop by managers, Ian Paterson continued to use the technique for several years."

Paterson case 'complex'

Police say the investigation into the breast surgeon who wounded patients with unnecessary operations at West Midlands hospitals took a long time due to its complexity.

Ian Paterson
BBC

The crimes of Ian Paterson, 59, related to nine women and one man. 

DS Dale Robertson of West Midlands Police says records stretching back nearly 20 years ago were required to put the case together accurately.