By Mike Keegan For The Daily Mail
Published: 23:20 BST, 8 October 2020 | Updated: 23:44 BST, 8 October 2020
Unedifying detail of how a former Team Sky and British Cycling medic masterminded a futile attempt to cover up his order of banned testosterone has emerged.
Dr Richard Freeman abused his position to persuade an unwitting worker at a supply company to send a fake email claiming responsibility for the controversial delivery, a medical tribunal heard.
The 60-year-old coaxed Trish Meats, at Oldham-based Fit4Sport, to write a message stating that the package had been sent in error to the Manchester Velodrome by her firm and that it had subsequently been returned and destroyed, despite Freeman knowing that none of those things were true.
Dr Richard Freeman (above) is accused of placing the order for testosterone in 2011
At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, Simon Jackson QC, on behalf of the General Medical Council, told Freeman: ‘I am going to say she agreed to do these things because you were a good client, a good customer and she felt obliged to do it for you. You used your position as a doctor and customer to write an email