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GP to appeal High Court Down's ruling

A GP found guilty of negligence by the High Court after a baby was born with Down's syndrome will appeal.

Dr Pin Cheong Tse Sak Kwun, a GP in Fleetwood, Lancashire, mistakenly recorded the mother's age as 27 not 37, so she was not classed as high risk nor offered amniocentesis. The judge said the GP's Roman Catholic faith and opposition to abortion may have influenced his actions, a claim denied by the GP.

Dr Kwun's wife, also practice manager at his surgery, told Pulse: 'We have had a lot of support from colleagues.'

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