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Statement from Hudgell Solicitors on behalf of victims of DR Myles Bradbury

Myles Bradbury


Cambridgeshire children’s doctor Myles Bradbury was today sentenced to 22 years in prison, having admitted sexually abusing 18 boys in his care over a four-and-a-half-year period.

The cancer specialist admitted 25 offences involving boys aged 10 to 16 whom he had treated while working as a paediatric haematologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The abuse included seven counts of sexual assault and 12 of engaging in sexual activity with a child. His victims included children with haemophilia, leukaemia and other serious illnesses, some of whom have since died.

The offences were carried out over four-and-a-half years from 2008.

Following his sentence today, solicitor Renu Daly, of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, said the following on behalf of the families:

“This has been a traumatic and devastating time for all involved. The families have little support at this time, but our law firm is trying to offer as much support as possible, and we’ve been supporting one family through it all.

“The families would appreciate greater support, but mainly in respect of the care towards the children themselves and how they recover from what has happened, and in how they now come to terms with what has happened to them.

“They are relieved that this has been addressed by the authorities and that it has come to a conclusion today, so they can now begin to rebuild their lives, and those of their children.

“This man was trusted because of the position of authority that he held, and that was disgracefully abused. It has had a horrendous impact, particularly in the lives of those children who have had to return to hospital because of their medical conditions.

“It must also be borne in mind that some children sadly passed away because of their conditions and, for them, justice was not witnessed today.

“There has been limited information in respect to the criminal investigation that has been discussed with me at this time, and at the end of the day the families are glad that this matter has come to a resolution today at what has been a really painful traumatic time.”

Cambridge Crown Court heard how Bradbury carried out examinations on children “purely for his own sexual gratification” and with no medical justification.

The married 41-year-old father-of-one from Herringswell, Suffolk, would abuse the boys on occasions when “the parent was a curtain away”.

He would also secretly film them using a camera pen, and more than 16,000 images were found on a disc at his home.

When one victim raised concerns with his mother, she said: “He’s a doctor, it must be necessary.”

Prosecutor John Farmer said Bradbury had a “longstanding, unlawful, sexual interest in boys” and abused them “for his own personal gratification”.

The Crown Prosecution Service in the East of England said it was “one of the worst” cases of a breach of trust it had ever prosecuted.

Bradbury’s crimes came to light in November 2013 after an 11-year-old told his grandmother about what had happened during a visit and how he had been told to keep it a secret.

Our solicitor Renu Daly talking on Sky News

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Renu Daly

Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

rd@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

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