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Was it an act of 'Christian compassion'?

A GP struck off for giving vulnerable elderly people excessively high doses of morphine has admitted to hastening the deaths of patients in his care. Interviewed in the Daily Telegraph, Howard Martin defended his actions, saying he was motivated by "Christian compassion".

Paul Gittins, the son of a man whose death was hastened by MrMartin, describes his feelings.

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