Paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury, jailed in December 2014 for sexually abusing child cancer patients, is appealing against his 22-year sentence.
The 41-year-old former consultant paediatric haematologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has applied for leave to appeal against the length of his prison term, according to the Crown Prosecution Service. A provisional court date of 12th June has been set by the Court of Appeal.
During trial, Cambridge Crown Court heard how Myles Bradbury used a ‘spy pen’ with a hidden camera to make vile films of young boys with cancer or blood disorders “for his own sexual gratification”, under the pretence that he was carrying out medical examinations.
Judge Gareth Hawkesworth told Bradbury during sentencing that he had committed “a gross and grotesque breach and betrayal of your Hippocratic Oath and trust reposed in you by the patients, their families and colleagues.”
Slater and Gordon Abuse Lawyers are instructed in connection with sexual abuse committed by Myles Bradbury and have previously commented how we welcomed the 22-year sentence because we could not imagine a more serious violation of trust.
Myles Bradbury subjected his victims to horrific abuse whilst they trusted him as somebody who would look after them. His former patients suffered serious psychological damage when they found out that they had been abused by their doctor and we felt that the long jail sentence was fully justified.
We feel so disappointed for Myles Bradbury’s victims that the doctor is appealing against his sentence and we hope that the Court of Appeal find there are no grounds upon which to reduce Bradbury’s jail term.
Jessica Standley is a Personal Injury Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK, specialising in sexual abuse cases.
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