Doctor accused of sex assaults on patients

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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An 86-year old woman who went to a doctors’ surgery because of a knee problem was sexually assaulted by her GP, a magistrates’ court has been told.

And the same GP is also said to have sexually assaulted a 76-year old woman pensioner who went to see him about an eye complaint.

Dr Abid Ali, 27, made his first appearance at court yesterday charged with two offences of sex assault.

He appeared before magistrates at Blackpool, where the offences are alleged to have taken place when he worked at the Stoneyhill Medical Centre on Lytham Road.

The incidents are alleged to have taken place last year.

Ali no longer works as a GP and is gave his occupation as lecturer.

He lives on Ayres Road, Old Trafford, Manchester.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, successfully asked for the cases against Ali to be heard at Preston Crown Court.

He was bailed to appear at the higher court on March 4 after entering not guilty pleas to both of the allegations.

Conditions of his bail are that he must have no unsupervised contact with female patients and abide by working conditions imposed on him by the General Medical Council.