GP faces 12 sex charges

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A GP from Bury St Edmunds has been charged with 12 counts of sexual assault, seven with a girl aged under 13.

Imran Khalid Khan, 39, was charged in relation to five incidents in 2007 in Woolpit and seven in 2011 in Brandon.

Dr Khan, who is listed as a partner at Forest Group Practice in Brandon, will appear before Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Friday (April 6).

A spokeswoman for the General Medical Council (GMC) said it could not comment on individual cases but did confirm that Dr Khan had a list of conditions on his licence to practice.

The GMC’s website shows that Dr Khan must not undertake consultations with any female patients without a chaparone, must not take out-of-hour work or do home visits and that he must inform any organisation who wish to employ him with details of these conditions.

The site reads: “Except in life-threatening emergencies, he must not undertake consultaions with any female patients without a chaparone present. The chaparone must be a fully registered medical practitioner or fully registered nurse or midwife.”

Forest Group Practice refused to comment on Dr Khan’s charges.

An NHS Suffolk spokesman said: “We will be working with the police until their investigation is complete.

“It would be inappropriate to say anything further.”

Dr Khan was released on police bail until his next appearance in court.