A doctor who case doubt on claims that parents had shaken their babies to death has been reported to be found guilty of misleading the courts.
Details around the cases involved and the outcome in relation to the parents are not known.
Dr Waney Squier, a senior neuropathologist at the Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, was wrong to tell trials at the Old Bailey and the high court that fatal or serious brain injuries suffered by six babies were not caused deliberately, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service ruled on Friday. The adjudicating panel found Squier made assertions which were “insufficiently founded upon the evidence” and that she used research that did not support her opinion. Her actions and omissions were ruled “misleading, irresponsible, dishonest and likely to bring the reputation of the medical profession into disrepute”.