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Honey Rose case considered by Court of Appeal

An optometrist who was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a young patient has had her appeal heard


An appeal by an optometrist who was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter has been heard by the Court of Appeal. 

Optometrist Honey Rose received a two-year suspended sentence in August last year after the death of her patient Vincent Barker from a build up of fluid on the brain.

Five months before Vincent’s death, Ms Rose performed an eye examination on the eight-year-old. 

Ms Rose’s case was heard at the Court of Appeal Criminal Division in London on Tuesday (May 13). 

OT understands the Court’s judgement will be handed down over the coming weeks. 

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