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Doctor campaign goes on, vows son

The son of a man killed by a drugs overdose given by a foreign locum has said he has no intention of ending his campaign against the doctor following a new court ruling.

Rory Gray, 49, was sued in a German court by Dr Daniel Ubani for remarks he made when he and his brother confronted the doctor at a medical conference in the country.

Mr Gray and his brother Stuart interrupted the conference, calling Dr Ubani, who now practises in Germany, a "charlatan" and a "killer".

An inquest found David Gray, 70, of Manea, Cambridgeshire, was unlawfully killed in 2008 after Dr Ubani, who was working as an out-of-hours locum, fatally administered 10 times the normal dose of diamorphine.

In recent years, Mr Gray has been subject to an injunction preventing him calling Dr Ubani an "animal" and threatening a £200,000 fine if he repeats that particular insult.

Dr Ubani has continued his legal campaign against Mr Gray - who insists that the doctor is not qualified to practise.

A new written ruling from the Amtsgericht civil court in Lindau proposes that Mr Gray pays three quarters of Dr Ubani's legal costs and writes a letter promising never to call him an animal again.

Speaking from his home in Germany, Mr Gray said the latest move would not change his belief that Dr Ubani presents a danger to the public.

He added: "He's tried to shut us up and it shows a complete lack of remorse.

"His entire agenda is to prevent the truth coming out."

Mr Gray said the proposal was not a formal order and he had the option to ignore it. He will take legal advice before making a decision.

He added: "I really don't understand this latest ruling - it adds nothing to the injunction I was already subject to.

"I have been banned from using a certain phrase and I won't use that phrase.

"But I will continue to say that Ubani is a charlatan and a killer.

"He is continuing to practise and people bring their children to see him and yet we have serious doubts that he is qualified and believe people have a right to know that."

Mr Gray had been suffering renal colic when he was treated by Nigerian-born Dr Ubani at his home on February 16, 2008.

His death highlighted national concerns about the standard of locum doctors from abroad working in the UK.

Coroner William Morris described Mr Gray's death as "gross negligence and manslaughter" and said Dr Ubani was "incompetent".

Dr Ubani admitted he had confused the morphine with another drug.

He had flown into the UK the day before his 12-hour Cambridgeshire shift for GP service provider Take Care Now, and had only had a few hours' sleep, a GMC panel was told.

A doctor who gave him an induction expressed concerns that Dr Ubani had no NHS experience, did not know the area, and that he did not have enough time to properly train him.

The disgraced doctor has since refused to return to the UK, where he has been struck off the medical register.

A European arrest warrant was issued by Cambridgeshire Police but could not be carried out because legal proceedings had begun in Germany.

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