Theology head fights suspension26 September 2012
The head of the theology school at a Catholic higher education college who was suspended last week has said he is "dismayed and disappointed" by the college's actions and has been "victimised".
A statement from St Mary's University College, Twickenham last week said they had suspended Dr Anthony Towey, head of its school of theology, philosophy and history, "pending investigations into a very serious disciplinary matter and a grave breach of his professional duties".
A brief communiqué from Dr Towey's lawyers said: "Our client believes that he has been suspended unfairly, that he has been victimised and that his academic reputation gained over 25 years has been publicly damaged. In addition, there appears to have been a failure of due process ... Dr Towey is exploring all the legal avenues that are open to him." St Mary's say due process was followed.
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