Cambridge Paedophile Doctor Has Sentence Cut

A children's doctor who worked at Cambridge's Addenbrooke's Hospital, who abused 18 boys in his care has had his 22-year jail sentence reduced to 16 years.

Myles Bradbury, 42, from Herringswell, who was a paediatric consultant haematologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, had his custodial term reduced by three judges at the Court of Appeal in London.

Lady Justice Hallett, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave and Mr Justice Goss announced that they were ``restructuring'' the original 22 years, replacing it with a custodial element of 16 years with an additional six years on licence.

Bradbury, who was described by the trial judge at Cambridge Crown Court as one of the worst paedophiles he had ever seen, watched proceedings via video-link from prison on the Isle of Wight.

He was jailed in December after pleading guilty to more than 20 offences, including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images, involving boys aged between 10 and 16.

All of the victims suffered from leukaemia, haemophilia or other serious conditions. Some have since died.

Bradbury filmed some of them using a spy pen and abused others behind a curtain while their parents were in the room.

Lady Justice Hallett, who described Bradbury's offending as  ``wicked'', said the court agreed with the sentencing judge that ``a total figure of 22 years was appropriate''.

But she said they believed that a ``better way both to punish the appellant and protect the public'' was to ``restructure the sentence''.

She described Bradbury as ``dangerous'' and said the consequences of his offending had been widespread and ``devastating'' for the victims and their families.

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