An Altirincham breast cancer surgeon who ‘butchered’ vulnerable patients to boost his earnings could face a longer prison term.
Ian Paterson has been hauled back to court after Tory MP and Attorney General Jeremy Wright decided the sentence was too lenient.
The case was reviewed after a complainant, believed to be one of his victims, raised concerns about the jail term.
Fifty nine year old Scottish born Ian was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court at the end of April.
During a seven-week trial the jury heard harrowing evidence from 10 patients treated in the private sector between 1997 and 2011.
Paterson lied to his alleged victims, “exaggerating or quite simply inventing risk of cancer” then often claimed payments for more expensive procedures.