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Paedophile doctor Bradbury may have abused many more: Police

By Staff Reporter

Detectives are working to establish how many more children may have been abused by a doctor who has been jailed for 22 years for abusing boys in his care.

Myles Bradbury (41), from Herringswell, Suffolk, worked as a paediatric consultant haematologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where he carried out medical examinations on 18 boys, aged between 10 and 16, "purely for his own sexual gratification", Cambridge Crown Court heard.

The judge described him as the worst paedophile he had ever seen, in terms of how he abused the trust of vulnerable people.

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

Bradbury is known to have abused children throughout his five-year career at Addenbrooke's but previously worked in other parts of the country, including Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Detective Superintendent Gary Ridgway, from Cambridgeshire Police, said his team was now working with police forces and other agencies in various parts of the country to see if his abuse dates back further.

He added that since Bradbury's crimes were reported in the Press, a "small number" of other possible victims had come forward.

Encouraging victims to contact police, Mr Ridgway said: "It would be naive to assume that we know the full scale of what he did.

"We are determined to make sure we have given every possible opportunity to victims to come forward, speak about what they experienced and find justice."

The officer added that when Bradbury's home was raided, he had already disposed of his laptop and, although this has been recovered, he had removed its hard-drive.

"The fact that he did this to his laptop is in itself an indication that we may not yet know everything that he did," he said.

The NSPCC has set up a helpline for those affected by his crimes and so far 54 parents and members of the public have been in touch.

Bradburypleaded guilty to 25 offences, including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images.

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