A DOCTOR accused of failing to spot the injury that led to Baby Peter's death has won her appeal to be removed from the medical register.

Consultant paediatrician Dr Sabah Al-Zayyat was facing disciplinary action at the General Medical Council (GMC) over her care of the toddler when he visited St Ann's Hopsital in August 2007.

But a GMC fitness to practise panel granted her request for "voluntary erasure" from the medical register, allowing her to avoid a full misconduct hearing.

Dr Al-Zayyat admitted "failing" 17-month-old Peter Connelly the panel heard.

She examined the toddler at a child development clinic at the Tottenham hospital on August 1, 2007.

But she missed the injury after deciding she could not carry out a full check-up because he was "miserable and cranky".

Two days later, Peter died at the hands of his mother, her boyfriend and his brother. They were all jailed in May 2009.

A post-mortem examination found he had probably suffered serious injuries, including a broken back and fractured ribs, before he was examined by the doctor.

In a letter from the doctor, dated October last year, she wrote: "I am deeply sorry from the bottom of my heart for the tragic death.

"His death will be with me until the last day of my life."