Ian Paterson
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Police investigate cancer surgeon over operations

Police are investigating a surgeon who allegedly carried out botched or unnecessary breast cancer operations at hospitals in the West Midlands.

A group of about 90 women are taking legal action against the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare.

West Midlands Police said it was meeting with the Crown Prosecution Service on Thursday.

Mr Paterson has been suspended by the General Medical Council (GMC).

In a statement issued on his behalf, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said he was co-operating fully with the GMC investigation.

Sophie Hutchinson reports.

  • 08 Nov 2012