Doctor-to-be wins appeal despite burglary conviction

A teenager told he could not become a doctor because of a spent conviction for burglary has won a place at a medical school.

Majid Ahemed, 19, from Bradford, was offered a place to study medicine at Imperial College London, which was withdrawn after the college learned of a burglary conviction from 2005.

Since then he has achieved top grades and performed voluntary work at GP surgeries and charities.

Majid will study at Manchester University School of Medicine in September after a year-long battle of appeals.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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