Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Discredited Cot Death Expert Paid [Pounds Sterling]39,000 for Court Work; NEWS IN BRIEF

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Discredited Cot Death Expert Paid [Pounds Sterling]39,000 for Court Work; NEWS IN BRIEF

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Discredited cot death expert paid [pounds sterling]39,000 for court work THE payments made to discredited cot death expert Sir Roy Meadow, right, for testifying against mothers are revealed today. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show the paediatrican earned [pounds sterling]39,084 for giving evidence at 19 trials of women suspected of killing their children. The cases included those of Sally Clark and Angela Cannings, who were both wrongly convicted of murder.

Three years' jail for dentist who molested his patient A DENTIST was jailed for three years today for molesting a patient who was sedated in his surgery. Chee Wong, 47, was also put on the sex offenders' register for life.

Wong, of Guildford, was last month found guilty of indecently assaulting the woman while she was drowsy after having wisdom teeth removed at the surgery in the Surrey town last spring. The married father of two had operated on her without a nurse present.

Sentencing Wong at Guildford Crown Court today, Judge John Crocker told him: "Patients trust their dentist and you abused that trust."

'War crimes' man surrenders

AN ex-chief of military police under Bosnia's wartime leader Radovan Karadzic was set to surrender to the United Nations war crimes court in The Hague today, following negotiations involving Belgrade officials. Mico Stanisic has been charged with 10 counts of war crime.

Hospital in patients mix-up

HOSPITAL officials have launched an inquiry after staff mixed up the identities of two patients. The name boards above the elderly women were swapped by mistake at the Conquest Hospital, in Hastings. One family was told their relative was alive when, in fact, she had died. The other family were told their relative was dead, when she was still alive but critically ill.

But she, too, died later. …

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