Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on 5 January 2018 Dr Butt was in possession of videos which contained acts of bestiality. It is also alleged that in an interview with Cheshire Police on 5 March 2019 Dr Butt stated that the purpose of viewing the videos was for educational purposes. It is alleged that Dr Butt’s actions were inappropriate and not required for the purpose of his role as a Psychiatrist.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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In accordance with Rule 41(2) of the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2004, the tribunal may decide to exclude the public from the proceedings or any part of the proceedings, where they consider that the circumstances of the case outweigh the public interest in holding the hearing in public.