Paul Fielding, the embryologist being investigated over allegations of losing human embryos, is due to appear in court along with another man thought to be his manager.
Fielding was arrested last October after it came to light that a number of human embryos - stored at two clinics where he worked as an embryologist - could not be accounted for. He has been reported for alleged assault, deception, false accounting and offences under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. This is thought to be the first time that anyone has been prosecuted under the Act, which regulates the provision of infertility services and the creation and storage of human embryos.
Treatment services at both clinics - the Hampshire Clinic and the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke - were suspended last October and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is likely to revoke the clinics' licenses.