Second Baby P doctor suspended

A second doctor has been suspended from practice over the Baby P case.

Family GP Dr Jerome Ikwueke twice referred the little boy to hospital specialists after becoming concerned about suspicious marks on his face and body.

The General Medical Council's interim orders panel suspended his registration as a doctor on Tuesday.

This follows the suspension in November of paediatrician Dr Sabah Al-Zayyat, who failed to spot that Baby P had serious injuries two days before he died.

According to prosecution documents, Dr Ikwueke saw the child 14 times in the months before his death at the hands of his mother, her boyfriend and a lodger in Haringey, north London, on 3 August, 2007.