A DOCTOR has been struck off after he hid his £100,000-a-year salary across 12 bank accounts to dodge paying child support.

Paediatrics specialist Dr Collen Nkomo, 40, claimed he was unable to make payments for his nine-year-old son following his split from the child’s mum.

The father of three repeatedly lied to the Child Support Agency about his income to avoid paying £40,800 in maintenance over a two-and-a-half year period. But he earned up to £10,000 a month as a locum GP and at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

CSA inquiries revealed he was earning £115,000 over one 15-month period and had more than £126,000 being transferred across six Halifax and six HSBC accounts.

In 2017, Zimbabwe-born Nkomo, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, was given a suspended jail sentence after admitting fraud.

Last week a disciplinary panel ordered he be erased from the medical register.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester heard the fraud took place between April 2013 and November 2015. Nkomo claimed he failed to make payments because he was upset at being denied access to his son.

He has remarried and is now paying off the arrears.

Panel chairman Russell Butland said: “Dr Nkomo’s actions were dishonest, calculated and persistent.”