A GP has been found guilty of more than 50 sex offence charges against women over 35 years.

Krishna Singh, 72, from North Lanarkshire, groped, kissed and gave inappropriate examinations to female patients in a number of medical settings.

Singh – who had been awarded an MBE – was found guilty of multiple sexual and indecent assaults occurring between 1983 and 2018. Nine other charges resulted in not-proven verdicts, and two resulted in not-guilty verdicts.

The doctor, who became a GP in the North Lanarkshire area in the 1980s, denied the charges.

Prosecutors said Singh had been “hiding in plain sight” for decades.

Part of Singh’s role had been as a police casualty surgeon – which involved examining sexual violence survivors.

Police launched an investigation into the GP in 2018, after one woman reported him.

Lawyers for the victims in the case welcomed the High Court's verdict on Thursday.

Laura Connor, head of Thompsons Solicitors abuse unit, commented: “This guilty verdict is vindication for all of Singh’s victims who have been hugely  courageous throughout the whole trial process.

"This man abused women in his community for decades and questions must be asked about how got away with it for so long. As with many other abusers who operated on a massive scale he committed his crimes within plain sight cloaked in the garb of a respectable and trusted family doctor.

"I will now begin immediate civil legal proceedings against the relevant authorities to make sure the women I represent are properly compensated for the suffering they’ve been put through.”

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