Doctor found guilty of indecent assaults in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 12:57 18 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:57 18 March 2016

Dr Mohammad Haq leaves St Albans Crown court

Dr Mohammad Haq leaves St Albans Crown court

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A doctor has been found guilty of fondling the breasts of a teenage girl and three women patients during unnecessary clinical examinations over 35 years ago in Hatfield.

After his conviction Dr Mohammed Haq, 74, who now suffers from deafness and other medical problems, was told by Judge Andrew Bright QC that a “custodial sentence is pretty much inevitable.”

The doctor from Hornchurch, Essex indecently assaulted the women while he worked as a GP at the Burvill House Surgery and Hilltop Surgery in Hatfield, Herts.

The doctor of Parkstone Avenue, Hornchurch, Havering, Essex denied 10 offences of indecent assault on four women in the 1970s and early 80s. During the course of the trial Judge Andrew Bright QC ruled that he had no case to answer on two charges of indecent assault.

He was convicted by the jury of 8 women and 4 men unanimously on three counts. They convicted him on two other charges by a majority of 10 to 2. The jury cleared him of two others. They could not agree on the remaining charge.

Judge Andrew Bright QC granted the doctor bail but said: “Custody is pretty much inevitable. “

He adjourned sentence for medical reports to be prepared on the doctor. A sentencing date is to be fixed.

Dr Haq was told to register as a Sex Offender.

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