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Addenbrooke's pays out compensation to abuse victims.

Addenbrooke's Hospital, where a doctor was convicted of abusing child patients, has said it has paid out £611,750 in compensation to victims and their families.

The doctor, Myles Bradbury, was jailed for 22 years in December 2014 after admitting abusing 18 victims at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The hospital said it received 31 claims, 15 of which have been settled. The age range of patients was from six to 17. The claims were made during 2014-2017.

Bradbury, of Herringswell, Suffolk, admitted 25 offences, including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images.

The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims. The pecontained 170,425 images of "boys partially clothed... none indecent", Cambridge Crown Court heard at the time of his sentencing.

The images of his victims, some of whom had haemophilia, leukaemia and other serious illnesses, were gathered at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Some of those cases are understood to have been settled with damages of between £17,500 and £30,000 awarded.

So far only a small proportion of the potential victims of Bradbury have come forward.

In addition to his jail term, Bradbury was placed on the sex offenders register for life and made subject of a sexual offences prevention order for life.

At the time of the court proceedings, Addenbrooke's Hospital said it was sickened by Bradbury's "abhorrent betrayal and manipulation of his position as a doctor.”

 

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