Doctor charged with 118 sexual offences appears in court

An east London doctor has appeared in court accused of 118 sexual offences over a ten-year period following a police investigation.

Aug 31, 2017

An east London doctor has appeared in court accused of 118 sexual offences over a ten-year period following a police investigation. GP Manish Shah, 47, from Romford, is accused of sexually assaulting 54 people at a medical practice in Havering between June 2004 and July 2013. He is charged with 65 counts of assault by penetration, 52 counts of sexual assault, and one count of sexual assault on a child under 13. Dr Shah was granted conditional bail at Barkingside Magistrates` Court, Ilford, Essex on Thursday (August 31). He is due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 27. His bail conditions include not attending his former surgery, contacting any past or present patients or employees, or accessing any NHS records. He is also barred from practising as a doctor, after having been suspended by the General Medical Council since August 2014. An investigation was launched into the doctor after several people contacted the Metropolitan Police Service in July and August 2013. He was charged on August 2 this year. Dr Shah, a family planning specialist, trained at St Bartholomew`s Hospital in London, qualifying in 1993. He was until recently listed as working in a limited capacity at a GP surgery in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. None of the alleged offences relate to his time at the Southend practice. His bail conditions include not attending his former surgery, contacting any past or present patients or employees, or accessing any NHS records. He is also barred from practising as a doctor, after having been suspended by the General Medical Council since August 2014.

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