Dr Kenneth Shorrock

In the aftermath of the murder, a cascade of misinformation and lies from the very top down. From Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair to the trigger-happy plain-clothes shooters identified only as "carrying a long-barrelled weapon", the actions that day have been exposed as a cover-up of the events that resulted in the extra-judicial execution of an innocent man.

Dr Kenneth Shorrock

The Antagonist
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08 Dec 2005, 12:44 #1

Dr Kenneth Shorrock is the forensic pathologist that conducted the post mortem of Jean Charles de Menezes. Some weeks later, the General Medical Council was holding Fitness to Practice hearings for Dr Shorrocks in relation to a previous post-mortem he had conducted:
General Medical Council Press Office

Dr Kenneth Shorrock

From : 5 September 2005  To : 9 September 2005

Category : Fitness to Practise Hearings

Info :

Fitness to Practise Panel
Session beginning 5 September 2005 (Panel 1)

This case will be considered by a Fitness to Practise Panel applying the General Medical Council’s Preliminary Proceedings Committee and Professional Conduct Committee (Procedure) Rules 1988

The Fitness to Practise Panel will meet at St James’s Building,
79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ, to consider a new case of conduct referred for inquiry by the Preliminary Proceedings Committee

Case No. 1

Area of Practice: Yorkshire

Type of Case: New case of conduct

The Panel will inquire into allegations that Dr Kenneth Shorrock, a Consultant
Pathologist, undertook a post-mortem examination and produced
a report of this, but failed to measure or record certain details.

It is further alleged that Dr Shorrock subsequently produced a second report
that contained differences to the first report, and omitted to mention the
existence of an earlier report.

The panel will also enquire into allegations that Dr Shorrock signed four
separate witness statements which contained differences to the facts
recorded and views that he had expressed in his first report; and later gave
evidence at a trial during which he changed both the facts recorded and the
views that he had expressed in his first report.

It is alleged that these actions were unprofessional, inconsistent, unreasonable, inappropriate, not based upon the medical and pathological information available to him, and likely to bring the medical profession into disrepute.

Source: General Medical Council
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08 Dec 2005, 12:57 #2

Doctor in de Menezes case faces being struck off
JOHN INNES

THE pathologist who conducted a post-mortem examination on Jean Charles de Menezes, the man police mistakenly shot after the London bomb attacks, had previously altered a different report, which led to a surgeon being accused of manslaughter, the General Medical Council heard yesterday.

Dr Kenneth Shorrock, of Sheffield, is charged with serious professional misconduct and could be struck off the medical register over the allegations.

The Home Office pathologist is accused of changing his conclusions in the post-mortem examination of Gladys Allen, who bled to death at Dewsbury and District Hospital, West Yorkshire, in January 2000 after an operation to remove a cancerous kidney.

In his first report, on 31 January, 2000, Dr Shorrock said that Mrs Allen, 78, was given "necessary surgery" by Hurais Ramis Syed, a locum consultant urologist.

He added: "In my opinion there is no definite evidence of any avoidable deficiency in the medical or surgical treatment that she received."

But in a second report in December 2000, Dr Shorrock left out the word "necessary" and entirely deleted his final conclusion that Mr Syed was not to blame.

Dr Shorrock also "made no mention of the existence of any earlier report", the GMC's Fitness to Practise Panel in Manchester heard.

In April 2002, Mr Syed was charged with the manslaughter of Mrs Allen but was cleared at Leeds Crown Court in May 2003.

The GMC panel heard Dr Shorrock told yesterday: "You had no sufficient reason to change the views that you had expressed in your first report."

It was alleged that Dr Shorrock's actions were "unprofessional, inconsistent, unreasonable, not based upon the medical and pathological information and likely to bring the medical profession into disrepute".

Source: The Scotsman
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08 Dec 2005, 13:01 #3

GMC probes Home Office 'whitewash'

The Home Office decided not to investigate a forensic pathologist even though he changed a postmortem report which led to a manslaughter charge against a surgeon, Hospital Doctor has learned.

Minutes of a meeting of the Home Office forensic pathology scientific standards committee (SSC) say: 'The matter was not considered serious enough to constitute a complaint' against the pathologist concerned, Dr Kenneth Shorrock.

The GMC will rule this week on whether Dr Shorrock is guilty of serious professional misconduct for amending a report into Gladys Allen's death. It previously said he had acted unprofessionally for changing the report 11 months after it was written.

The amended report was used to charge surgeon Mr Hurais Syed with Mrs Allen's manslaughter. After the trial collapsed, Mr Syed complained to the Home Office.

The Home Office told him it had investigated but found no evidence of serious failing. Dr Shorrock's lawyer used this finding to argue before the GMC that a fitness to practise hearing was unnecessary. Anthony Arlidge QC suggested Mr Syed was a 'vexatious litigant' for bringing the complaint to several forums. He also pointed out the SSC was made up of 'obviously eminent people'.

The SSC was chaired by Dr Harry Millward-Sadler, former medical director of Southampton General Hospital. It also included Prof Helen Whitwell, former chairman of the Royal College of Pathologists's forensic pathology subcommittee.

But the GMC said the SSC's investigation was 'informal and superficial'. When the advisory board secretary asked the SCC if it was happy to close the matter, only two out of ten members responded.

The advisory board, which holds the register of pathologists approved for working with police and coroners, declined to comment.

Dr Shorrock's postmortem on the Brazilian mistaken for a terrorist and shot on the London Underground also caused controversy as it reportedly said he had vaulted a ticket barrier.

melanie.newman@rbi.co.uk

Source: HospitalDoctor.Net
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Kier
Joined: 07 Dec 2005, 15:21

25 Feb 2007, 21:35 #4

Reprimand for the de Menezes pathologist who altered report

24.02.07

The pathologist involved in the report into the death of police shooting victim Jean Charles de Menezes has been reprimanded over his role in a botched trial which cost taxpayers £5million.

Dr Kenneth Shorrock changed his report into the death of a pensioner during an operation, which led to her surgeon being wrongly charged with manslaughter.

The case collapsed when details emerged of the two conflicting reports - the second of which Dr Shorrock claimed was written in response to a call from the coroner's office asking him to 'reconsider' his view.

Dr Shorrock came into the public eye in the wake of the de Menezes case after inserting inaccurate details about the shooting at Stockwell Tube station, South London, in July 2005 into his report.

He said the 27-year-old Brazilian had vaulted over the ticket barriers while being chased by police before he was shot.

The information appeared to have come from police sources but was later proved to be incorrect, leading to accusations of a cover-up by officers. In fact, Mr de Menezes walked through the barrier and down the escalator.

Dr Shorrock's first report into the death of Gladys Allen, who had surgery in Yorkshire for kidney cancer in 2000, said there was 'no definite evidence of any avoidable deficiency' in the treatment.

The second, stating it was 'likely death was contributed to by inadvertence', was written, he claimed, after the coroner's office asked him to 'reconsider' his view in the light of new information concerning other patients.

The surgeon involved, Dr Hurais Syed, was acquitted of manslaughter because of a lack of evidence.

Dr Syed said: "After the report was changed police decided to bring charges. My career and my life have been destroyed."

A General Medical Council hearing, begun in September 2005, found last week that Dr Shorrock had been 'unprofessional, inconsistent, unreasonable and inappropriate'.

It issued a reprimand, which allows him to continue to work without restrictions.


LA Home Office spokesman said Dr Shorrock was still registered to work for the department.

"It was determined Dr Shorrock had fallen below the standard expected, in that he had simply modified his report rather than issue a completely new report setting out not just his new opinion but the reasons why he had changed his view.

"This was a "procedural" error, made in good faith and all of the statements reflected Dr Shorrock's honest belief at the time the statement was made.

"It was decided the appropriate course of action was to provide him with advice as to his future practice."

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Joined: 24 Jan 2006, 22:57

27 Feb 2007, 11:17 #5


Inexpert: Dr Kenneth Shorrock's 'inconsistency' led £5m case to collapse

Photo from the Reprimand for the de Menezes pathologist who altered report article from ThisisLondon. (posted by Kier, above)
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Sinclair
Joined: 24 Jan 2006, 22:57

09 Nov 2007, 14:38 #6

Stockwell 1 report references to Dr David Shorrocks:
14.16 Doctor Kenneth SHORROCKS is a Home Office Pathologist he
attended STOCKWELL Underground station at 13:33hrs Friday 22
July 2005, at the request of the Metropolitan Police. On arrival at the
station he was met by Detective Chief Inspector ZI from the DPS and
witness ZAE from the Forensic Science Service. Doctor
SHORROCKS received a verbal briefing and he used this to
complete the history section in his subsequent post mortem
examination report.
The following has been recorded ‘This man’s
death occurred as part of the emergency relating to the planting of
bombs on the public transport in London.
On the morning of 22 July
2005 he was pursued by armed police officers as a result of
surveillance. He was followed into STOCKWELL Tube Station where
he vaulted over the ticket barrier. He ran downstairs and onto a tube
train where he stumbled. The officers then immobilised him and a
number of shots were fired. At present time I am not sure as to any
further details.’ (The details contained in the history section of the
post mortem report are not correct
).

14.17 The significance of this statement relates to the fact that the post
mortem was not conducted until 23 July 2005. However the remarks
contained in the history section were given to him in his verbal
briefing on 22 July 2005 and not at any later time.

14.18 During the course of the post mortem a series of photographs were
taken by witness ZH, a photographer employed by the Metropolitan
Police Service.

14.19 Doctor SHORROCKS carried out the post mortem on Saturday, 23
July in the presence of the following people: DCI ZI, DC ZJ, witness
ZH, DS ZL, DS ZM from the Metropolitan Police. Witness ZN, a
Radiographer. Her Majesty’s Coroner, Mr John SAMPSON and his
Coroner’s Officer, ZO. A Pathologist representing the Police
Federation, and, witness ZAE a Forensic Scientist.
[11 people - Similar to the post mortem scene from Oliver Stone’s JFK]

14.20 The cause of death was recorded as: ‘Multiple gunshot wounds to the
head. The cause of death is severe disruption to the brain’.
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Joined: 06 Nov 2006, 17:39

22 Nov 2007, 20:44 #7

De Menezes 'had taken cocaine'
By Mirror.co.uk 16/10/2007

Traces of cocaine were found in Jean Charles de Menezes after he was shot dead by firearms officers, a court heard today.

Pathologist Dr Kenneth Shorrock told the Old Bailey that tests showed he must have taken the drug.

A by-product of cocaine was also found in the bloodstream of the 27-year-old Brazilian, who was gunned down at Stockwell Tube station on July 22 2005.

Dr Shorrock was giving evidence at the trial of the Metropolitan Police, which is accused of a "catastrophic" series of errors leading to the death of Mr de Menezes, who was mistaken for a suicide bomber.

It denies a single charge under health and safety laws.

Today the court heard that a toxicology test following his death showed a blood test for cocaine was "below detectable levels" but his urine tested positive.

Ronald Thwaites QC, defending, asked Dr Shorrock: "Does that indicate that he had relatively recently consumed cocaine?"

Dr Shorrock replied: "I can't speak with any expertise about when he would have consumed it, but that plus the presence of benzoylecognine, a breakdown product of cocaine, indicates that he had used cocaine at some time."

Dr Shorrock told the jury he attended Stockwell Tube station following the shooting and conducted a post mortem examination the following day.

The court was shown video footage taken shortly afterwards of Mr de Menezes's body lying slumped along the middle of the Tube train where he was shot.

Dr Shorrock said he gave the cause of death as gunshot wounds.

There were seven in total - five to the head, one to the right shoulder and one to the neck.

He said the toxicology report showed that as well as cocaine in the urine, 0.44 milligrams of benzoylecognine per ml were found in the blood.

Ronald Thwaites QC, defending, asked if cocaine had the potential to cause "abnormal or unusual behaviour".

Dr Shorrock said: "It is a euphoric drug. It is a drug that lifts your mind, it is a stimulant drug.

"It can make you do things that to somebody who hadn't used the drug might seem inappropriate and it can make people behave aggressively."

But the pathologist added that the effects would not necessarily be the same for every individual.

He agreed when Mr Thwaites suggested it could cause "distortion of thought processes" and when its effects wear off it can produce anxiety which could manifest itself as paranoia.

"You are abnormally fearful, abnormally apprehensive and abnormally suspicious," Dr Shorrock said.

But, questioned by Clare Montgomery QC, prosecuting, he said that if cocaine were in "active stimulant mode" you would expect to find it in the bloodstream, which it was not in Mr de Menezes.

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Alan on 11:56pm Tue 23 Oct 07
There was no detectable Cocaine in Mr De Menezes blood. Traces were found in his urine along with traces of a Cocaine breakdown product in his blood.(0.44 milligrams of benzoylecognine per ml.)
When questioned in court Pathologist Dr Shorrock was unable to give any information about when the cocaine would have been taken or whether it would have been affecting his behaviour at the time of his death.
No other drugs or alcohol were found in his body.
Your claim that the Post Mortem found large doses of Cocaine in his body does not appear to be fact, unless you have access to some source of information not available to the rest of us.
The photos referred to by Jean Shaw are in the public domain and have been published both in newspapers and on the Internet.

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