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GP 'damaged' by sex assault case

A High Court judge has spoken of the 'enormous damage' done to a GP after false accusations that he sexually assaulted a female patient were brought to trial.

A jury last week took just 20 minutes find Dr Bhupinder Singh Sacha not guilty of assaulting a 17-year old in February this year.

The girl had come to him with abdominal pain and discomfort in her pelvis. Dr Sacha, a GP in Hinckley, Leicester, carried out a routine examination.

Following the verdict, Mr Justice Elias criticised the Crown Prosecution Service, ordering it to 'properly weigh up the evidence' before bringing such a case forward. He said: 'The damage done to a doctor is enormous.'

Dr Sacha said that he was 'relieved' at the verdict. 'I'm grateful to the support I've received from my family and the MDU's legal team.'

The GMC said it would review Dr Sacha's suspension from practice and hoped to hold a fitness to practise hearing in the next three months.

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