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Meadow is innocent

The GMC's striking-off of Roy Meadow from the medical register is a travesty of justice

By Raj Persaud   November 2005

A bastion of the establishment—indeed, a past president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health—is brought down by a plucky mother and her family after her wrongful conviction for murder. It reads like a Hollywood script. But many people involved in child protection are deeply worried about the recent decision by the General Medical Council (GMC) to strike Roy Meadow off the medical register.

Meadow was struck off after having appeared in court as an expert witness in the murder trial of a mother who was alleged to have deliberately killed her two young boys. The case against…

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