Suhail Ahmed Pleads Guilty Over Torbay Hospital Abuse

Former Doctor Due To Be Sentenced In Exeter In October

04.09.2013

By Rob Dixon

A former junior doctor at Torbay Hospital is set to be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court next month, after he pleaded guilty to 11 counts of voyeurism and two counts of sexual assault.

Suhail Ahmed, 27, from Cardiff was released on bail pending pre-sentence reports at a hearing yesterday (September 3rd), in relation to allegations of sexual assault and taking photographs of female patients at the hospital between March and June last year.

Mr Ahmed was suspended by the General Medical Council in July 2012 and he has now been ordered to sign the sex offenders register.

Irwin Mitchell’s Medical Law and Patient Rights team specialise in helping people who have suffered as a result of problems during care and treatment, including victims of abuse by medical practitioners.

The firm notably acts for victims of Davinder Bains, a GP jailed for 12 years for filming sexual assaults and patients undressing at his practice in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Luke Daniels, a Partner and expert in abuse claims at Irwin Mitchell, said: “Through our work, we have seen first-hand the horrific physical and psychological scars that victims are left with as a result of someone abusing the position of trust they hold.

“It is vital that the victims affected by these problems are able to get the support and treatment they need to not only come to terms with their experiences, but also hopefully move forward with their lives.

“We would also urge authorities to ensure that as much as possible is done to consider what lessons can be learned from horrific cases of abuse of this nature.”

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