Hospital orderly guilty of tampering with blood sample

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A hospital orderly was told he could face a prison sentence yesterday after he was found guilty of plotting with a nursing sister to tamper with a blood sample to avoid paying maintenance for his child by a former lover. The judge's warning to Timothy Anderson, 24, came after the jury at Maidstone Crown Court in Kent convicted him of perverting the course of justice.

Anderson's girlfriend Elizabeth Mills, 33, had arranged for a doctor at Medway Hospital in Gillingham, Kent, where they both worked to take a blood sample from Anderson for DNA testing to decide paternity of a girl born in November 1993. But Mills switched the blood with somebody else's before sending it to be tested. Anderson and Mills, who admitted the charge, will be sentenced on 30 August.