Fertility doctor arrested over alleged 'forced egg removal'

Dr Severino Antinori has been placed under house arrested and banned for a year as police investigate the allegations

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In this file photo, Embryologist Rick Slifkin demonstrates fertiliaation techniques on a non-viable embryo at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York | Image: Richard Drew / AP/Press Association Images

A well-known Italian fertility doctor has been arrested after a woman said he had forcibly removed eggs from her at his clinic.

Dr Severino Antinori has been placed under house arrested and banned for a year as police investigate the allegations.

The complaint, rejected by the doctor's lawyers, was made by a 24-year-old Spanish woman.

Dr Antinori shot to fame in the 90s when he helped a woman give birth at 63, a first at the time.