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Statement on David Sellu's overturned conviction

15 Nov 2016

A spokesperson for the Royal College of Surgeons said:

“It is welcome news that judges have found David Sellu was wrongly convicted of gross negligence manslaughter. Many in the surgical community were greatly concerned by the case.

“Wrongful convictions only harm the NHS’ efforts to improve patient care and culture, as well as efforts to seek justice where it is correctly deserved. The judiciary and the Government must commit to urgently reviewing any lessons learnt from this case for future criminal prosecutions.

“We await to see the full details of the judgment and whether the prosecution will seek a retrial.”

Notes to editors

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to advance surgical standards and improve patient care.

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