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Myles Bradbury HELPS police!

Post  Bampots on Thu 19 Feb 2015, 8:55 pm

This article was in the mirror on the 12 Feb and concerns pedophile Dr Bradbury;

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/myles-bradbury-paedophile-doctor-who-5154834#ICID=sharebar_twitter

A children's doctor believed to be one of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles is now advising police on how to stop child abusers in the NHS.

As new alleged victims of paedophile Dr Myles Bradbury come forward, we can reveal how police have visited him in prison in a bid to prevent cases like his.

And despite stonewalling in three interviews last year, police say Bradbury, who is serving 22 years for abusing 18 sick and dying children, has given them information.

The development comes as the mother of one of a “substantial number” of new victims reveals her son’s anguish and how she fears a NHS inquiry into the paedophile paediatrician could be a whitewash.

The probe - commissioned by the trust which runs Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire, where Bradbury, 41, abused patients - is expected to be completed by the end of May.

Documents showing the terms of reference for the probe, which will examine how Bradbury was able to abuse children over a period of almost five years, reveal there is no guarantee the report will be made public.

The mum said: “We’ve not yet been asked at all what we feel the review should consider, yet they are talking about it all being completed by May 2015.

"How on earth can the terms of the investigation be decided, and approved, without speaking to all the families of the abused children?

“It immediately suggests this investigation will simply be a whitewash rather than the full, wide-ranging investigation it should be.

"Our children have already been let down in the worst imaginable way, so this investigation mustn’t do that to us again.”

PAPaediatric haematologist Dr Myles BradburySavage: Dr Bradbury
Her son, who has suffered from an extremely serious and rare blood disorder, was seen by Bradbury for six years.

When an in-patient, the boy would make “dens” in his room and Bradbury would often encourage his parents to “go for a coffee” and he would get in the den with him.

The boy only accepted he had been abused by married Bradbury when the paedophile pleaded guilty to attacking other children last year.

His mum said: “I’m still struggling to deal with my feelings towards him (Bradbury).

“It is a mix of guilt for allowing him to do what he did to my son, but also anger and mainly numbness over what happened.

“As a family we still find it difficult to understand how someone could be so calculating and cruel towards anyone, let alone children who were fighting for their lives.

“To see your child fighting for his life on numerous occasions and to then find out that the one person that you trusted to do everything they can to save him, was actually abusing him and adding to his emotional stresses, is beyond words.

“We’ve also struggled to believe that the person who did these despicable crimes against these vulnerable children was the same doctor that we held in such high regard and trusted completed with our son’s life.

“This has absolutely shattered any trust I have for anyone, or indeed my son has.”

Police say that during three interviews prior to Bradbury pleading guilty, the paedophile answered all questions with “no comment”.

The prison visit to Bradbury, whose victims all had cancer or blood disorders, came as part of a review “which aims to ensure offending of this type cannot happen again”.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police - the force which put him behind bars - said it was “an attempt to gain any further information from Bradbury that might help us prevent this happening again”.

He added: “Some information was given.”

Bradbury, who pleaded guilty to 25 offences in a hearing in September before being sentenced in December, has not been questioned about further victims, he said.

Legal firms are representing a “substantial number” of new victims.

The police spokesman said a “small number of cases” have gone to the Crown Prosecution Service for advice.

Renu Daly, of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, a law firm representing victims, described the doctor as a “prolific paedophile” and said victims and families want a public inquiry into his abuse.


The terms of reference for the NHS-commissioned investigation, which will try and establish whether anyone knew about his abuse, show how “the final report will be delivered to the Chief Executive and decisions about publication will rest with the Trust’s board”.

Ms Daly said: “I think that the report should be made public in line with the NHS duty of candour.

“It is unthinkable that the families should be asked to contribute to an investigative process about the abuse of their own children and not be shown the report.”

She added: “As far as the terms of reference go it doesn’t seem to go far enough to establish the extent of the abuse.

“It was said that there was potentially 800 patients of Bradbury. Now the document itself doesn’t state how they intend to clarify the extent of the abuse.

“I think the most important thing here is that some families might not even know that their children have been abused and it’s imperative to ascertain that.

“There will be people when the children are old enough and brave enough to come forward and say something and there will be those who don’t want to speak.

“It needs to be an all encompassing approach - that’s really got to be the focus. If you want to look at processes you need to know how many you are talking about.

“You’ve got to cast your net far and wide.”

Sick and dying children definitely abused by Bradbury
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Bradbury’s abuse at Addenbrooke’s took place between 2009 and 2013.

While at Addenbrooke’s, he held clinics in Colchester, Essex, and Ipswich.

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has revealed how “after Bradbury was jailed, a member of staff came forward to say that she was worried that he (Bradbury) may have acted inappropriately while treating her son here”.

A spokesman said: “Our safeguarding team advised her to contact the helpline that was set up by Addenbrooke’s.

“This is the only concern that we are aware of in relation to his work in Colchester.”

As well as his work at Addenbrooke’s, Bradbury was employed in temporary roles at Birmingham Children’s Hospital as a consultant between 2007 and 2008 and as a registrar for periods of time between 2004 and 2007.

The trust which runs the hospital wrote to 250 families last July, after being alerted to the allegations concerning Addenbrooke’s.

The trust says there have been “no complaints” about Bradbury.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating why the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOP) sat on information that Bradbury was paedophile for 16 months.

CEOP, which is now part of the National Crime Agency, failed to act on the information after being passed files by police in Toronto.

Dr Keith McNeil, Chief Executive of Cambridge University Hospitals, said: “It has always been our intention to make public the outcome of this independent external investigation into Myles Bradbury’s shocking abuse, and we are keen to share any learning with the wider NHS and other organisations.

“We have always been keen to involve the families and patients affected in this investigation. To this end we have written to over 800 families to invite them to take part by contacting the investigating team directly.”

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Shocking story my heart breaks for the parents of these children what is going on in this society of ours.
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