Original Story Nov 2014

A children’s doctor who abused 18 boys in his care at a Cambridge hospital has had his 22-year jail sentence reduced to 16 years.

Myles Bradbury, who worked as a consultant haematologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, had his sentence reduced by the Court of Appeal.

Lady Justice Hallett, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave and Mr Justice Goss announced that they were “restructuring” the original 22 years.

They said they would replace it with a custodial element of 16 years with an additional six years on licence.

Bradbury watched proceedings today 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 and voyeurism.

He also admitted 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.

He was described by the trial judge at Cambridge Crown Court as one of the worst paedophiles he had ever seen.

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.