Bosses Apologise For Employing Birmingham Sex Assault Doctor

Bosses who employed a Birmingham Doctor found guilty of sexually assaulting patient say sorry.

Manav Arora from Birmingham was found guilty  yesterday, of sexually assaulting a male patient on a busy ward at Norwich and Norfolk hospital last September.

The 37-year-old had denied the charges against him but after being convicted has now been told he is facing jail.

The attack is said to have taken place behind a curtain while five other patients lay nearby.

Claire Billeness is the Managing Director of HCL workforce solutions which employed him has apologised and says measures have been put in place to make sure it doesn't happen again in future.


The court heard from two men who claim they were assaulted in the same way by Arora at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, four years earlier.

After the verdict the prosecutor Andrew Shaw said Arora had also been suspended in 2005 after a similar accusation was made at a hospital in Portsmouth.

Speaking outside court, Detective Constable Graham Kett said it was possible Arora had assaulted other people who never reported their concerns.

He added; ``The victim went into hospital to get treatment and found himself getting sexually assaulted by this doctor. It was a terrible ordeal for him.

``We go into hospital or to see GPs expecting they will make us better and we have to be able to trust them.

``I am pleased we have got justice for this man, the others before him and others still who we may not even know about.''

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