Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Simon Harwood trial. (5): Court told that pathologist Dr. Freddy Patel 'threw evidence down the sink' because he had 'made up his mind'; Daily Mail.

Consultant forensic pathologist Dr Freddy Patel, 64, carried out the first post-mortem on Mr Tomlinson on April 3, 2009 - two days after his death during the G20 protests in the City of London. His findings led to the official line that the newspaper vendor had died of natural causes in the form of a heart attack. This theory was only questioned when footage later emerged of PC Simon Harwood hitting Mr Tomlinson with a baton and shoving him to the floor. The father-of-nine collapsed minutes later. Two subsequent post-mortems involving three pathologists concluded that Mr Tomlinson had been killed by internal bleeding caused by a liver injury, the hearing at Southwark Crown Court was told.........Prosecutor Mark Dennis today questioned whether Dr Patel had given proper consideration to the three litres of 'internal abdominal fluid blood' - which he later threw down the sink - and blood clots found in Mr Tomlinson’s stomach cavity."

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