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Doctor who secretly recorded people in toilet is struck off

 Dr Mark McClure

A consultant radiologist who secretly recorded strangers, work colleagues and family friends using the toilet has been struck off with immediate effect.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) began hearing evidence last week and reconvened today to announce the sanction to be imposed on 52-year-old Mark McClure.

He has only recently been freed from prison having served four and a half months behind bars, including over Christmas, after he admitted 11 counts of voyeurism.

McClure, with an address on the Grange Road in Bangor, entered guilty pleas to 11 counts of voyeurism committed on various dates between July 9 and December 23 2014.

The charges related to three specific places where McClure recorded women using the toilet - a bathroom in his home, a disabled toilet at the medical education centre at Craigavon Area Hospital and a toilet in the radiography department of the same hospital.

It is the second time that McClure has been dealt with for voyeurism. In February 2017, he was handed a nine month probation order for trying to record ladies using the toilets in Hillsborough Private Clinic.

The MPTS hears cases against doctors where serious concerns have been raised and as a result, their fitness to practise has been called into question by the General Medical Council.

The tribunal looked into his two sets of offences.

"The tribunal has determined that the sanction that should be imposed is one of erasure," announced the chairperson.

She later declared the "erasure" will take effect immediately and will also cover the 28 days in which McClure can appeal the panels decision.

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