A MEDIC from East Lancashire - accused of involvement in a British Cycling doping scandal - could learn his fate in November.

Reports state the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service may be ready to resume the fitness to practice hearing into Dr Richard Freeman before the end of the year.

Freeman, who lives in Ribble Valley and worked for Team Sky, is alleged to have taken delivery of Testogel, a prohibited performance-enhancing substance, at Manchester Velodrome, though he later denied this.

He is also accused of obtaining Testogel to administer to athletes and failures to inform GPs of prescribed medications for their patients, among other charges.

Earlier this year an MPTS hearing was due to take place in Manchester but was adjourned after legal submissions were made.

The tribunal service has confirmed it is continuing to liaise with the General Medical Council and Dr Freeman's legal team over fresh dates for the hearing but would not disclose when the case was listed for.

A spokesman told the Press Association the parties would be notified no later than 28 days before the case was set to resume.