Brandon GP is cleared of sexual assault

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A Suffolk GP has been found not guilty of seven allegations of sexual assault of a schoolgirl.

Dr Imran Khan, 40, was cleared this afternoon by a jury at Ipswich Crown Court following a two week trial.

Judge David Goodin told Dr Khan, of Osprey Close, Bury St Edmunds, that he was free to leave the dock.

The court heard allegations that the GP had assaulted a 12-year-old patient at her home and at the Forest Practice in Brandon.

The patient had been taken to the doctor by her mother complaining ofa sore thtroat abnd abdomen and alleged the GP had touched her intimately during consultations.

He denied all charges and the court received testimonials to him from a dozen doctors, some describing him as ‘highly respected’ and ‘dedicated’.

The doctor qualified in Pakistan where he was involved with charity work following natural disasters.

He told the court that he had only ever done his best to treat the girl’s medical problems.

Describing him as a “dedicated doctor”, Khan’s wife Nazly said that she had never seen anything in her husband to give rise to any concerns.

Dr Thomas Gowanlock, who had known Khan since 2004, told the court: “He is incredibly professional.”