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G20 protest pathologist Freddy Patel 'had false CV'

File photo of Dr Freddy Patel. 10 August 2010
Image caption Dr Patel has already been suspended by the GMC

A pathologist who examined a man who died in the G20 protests has been accused of misleading a medical body.

Dr Freddy Patel examined Ian Tomlinson, who died after being pushed to the floor. Dr Patel was suspended for three months after concerns over his autopsy.

A General Medical Council hearing next month will hear Dr Patel falsified a CV and made autopsy conclusions without "proper consideration" of the evidence.

The new claims are both unconnected to the G20 protests case.

The panel has the authority to ban Dr Patel from practising.

Policeman not charged

Dr Patel allegedly submitted a CV falsely claiming he worked as a Home Office pathologist and in a group practice between 1988 and 2009.

The hearing, to be held in Euston, central London, is expected to last three weeks.

An inquest into the death of Mr Tomlinson, a newspaper seller, will begin next year.

Dr Patel's examination concluded that he died of natural causes linked to coronary artery disease.

But two other pathologists later separately concluded that Mr Tomlinson died of internal bleeding as a result of blunt force trauma, in combination with cirrhosis of the liver, after the G20 protests on 1 April 2009.

No charges have been brought against Pc Simon Harwood, the officer who pushed Mr Tomlinson and appeared to strike him with a baton on mobile phone footage then posted on the internet.

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