Paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury urged to break silence over child cancer patients he sexually abused at Cambridge hospital

Published December 8, 2014 by JS2

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The detective who quizzed ‘calm’ paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury has urged him to break his silence from his prison cell about other children he may have abused at a Cambridge hospital.

Detective Constable Claire Edwards has made a plea to the jailed medic to put families out of their misery after he refused to reveal all of his victims during three interviews with the officer.

At least 54 parents and members of the public have contacted the NSPCC since it set up a helpline for people affected by Bradbury, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison after he abused 18 children aged between 10 and 16 over a period of four-and-a-half years while working at Addenbrooke’s.

But Bradbury, described as “cold and calculating”, has refused to speak about the number of children he abused.

Det Con Edwards was the officer in charge of the investigation into Bradbury and questioned him three times as well as interviewing the vast majority of the families whose children were his victims.

She told the News: “He was calm in every interview. It would have been good for the families if he had spoken about who he had abused, but I interviewed him on three separate occasions and all he would say was his name and date of birth and answered all questions with ‘no comment’.

“I had to speak to the families who did not even know their children had been his victims. This has had a massive impact on the families. They thought their children were going through normal medical procedures. Once I told them what had really happened they were devastated.

“His sentence was massive and I spoke to the families after and they tell me they felt it was appropriate. They were happy about the sentence but they are still picking up the pieces. We’ll never know how many children he abused. The hospital has been incredible and done everything they could to help the investigation and worked closely with the families affected.”

The doctor filmed some victims using a spy pen and abused others behind a curtain while their parents were in the room.

Det Con Edwards said: “We found two pens with cameras. One of them we couldn’t retrieve any film from and the other had images on them but they were not deemed of a sexual nature but you have to ask why he would be filming children on a camera pen.”

Bradbury did plead guilty to 25 offences, including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images. All of the victims suffered from leukaemia, haemophilia or other serious conditions and some have since died.

Bradbury could face another court case as new allegations emerge and Addenbrooke’s could be hit with big compensation claims.

One victim’s family has told how they moved 200 miles to start a new life.

John Cameron, head of the NSPCC helpline, has encouraged anybody affected by Bradbury’s crimes to get in touch.

Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

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