Alder Hey doctor struck off over convictions
A children's doctor who lied to the Child Support Agency to avoid paying maintenance has been struck off.
Dr Collen Nkomo, from Greater Manchester, was ruled unfit to practise by a tribunal because of fraud and drink-driving convictions.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal in Manchester found that Dr Nkomo's misconduct was "fundamentally incompatible" with being a doctor.
He worked as a locum GP and at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool.
The tribunal was told that Dr Nkomo was given a 20-month suspended jail term after admitting fraud in Manchester in 2017.
He admitted withholding details about his finances from the Child Support Agency to avoid paying £40,800 over two years and seven months to his former partner.
The tribunal also heard that in 2015 he admitted drink-driving, driving without a licence and failing to co-operate with a preliminary breath test.
Dr Nkomo, who lived in Altrincham, did not notify the GMC of any of his criminal convictions.
The Zimbabwe-born doctor, who qualified in 2002, had worked in the UK since 2013.
The tribunal said that Dr Nkomo's "clear expressions of remorse and apology" were genuine.