London Doctor in court charged with 118 sexual assault offences

Manish Shah, 47, of Brunel Close, Romford, is accused of sexually assaulting 54 people at a medical practice in Havering, east London, between June 2004 and July 2013. Manish Shah appeared at Barkingside Magistrates' Court (BBC NEWS)

Manish Shah, 47, of Brunel Close, Romford, is accused of sexually assaulting 54 people at a medical practice in Havering, east London, between June 2004 and July 2013.

 

Dr Shah is due at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today for his appearance in the dock for a preliminary hearing.

 

An investigation was launched into the doctor after several people went to police in July and August 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.

He is due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 27 September.

 

The 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.

 

The NHS has set up a dedicated phone number for anyone who has concerns or questions which can be accessed by phoning 0800 011 4253.

 

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