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Updated: 13/09/17 : 13:47:00

World :: British surgeon's victims to be paid 41m

Around 750 private patients treated by jailed British breast surgeon Ian Paterson will receive compensation from a new 37m fund. (41m)

Spire Healthcare, which runs private hospitals across the UK, will contribute 27.2 million to the fund, which is intended to halt legal proceedings by patients against the group and account for any new claims.

Around 10 million will be provided by co-defendants in the case including Paterson's insurers.

Paterson was jailed for 20 years after he was found guilty in April at Nottingham Crown Court of 17 counts of wounding with intent.

Jurors also convicted him of three further wounding charges.