Woman “left in tears” by surgeon’s alleged sex assault at hospital

Neurosurgeon Nafees Hamid, 50, at Birmingham Crown Court

A patient allegedly assaulted by a Birmingham surgeon told police she was “frozen to the spot” during her ordeal.

The 26-year-old, who went to the city’s Priory Hospital with a bad back, told police that consultant neurosurgeon Nafees Hamid gave her an internal examination after removing her underwear.

“I felt really, really uncomfortable and was questioning what was happening,” she said.

“I needed to get out.

“I do not know what was going through my mind.

“I was completely shocked.

“He then started to ask me whether I had a sexual partner.

“I do not think I answered that question.

“I knew it was not right what he was doing to me.

“He stopped because he saw my whole face had changed.

“I felt ashamed and embarrassed.”

Birmingham Crown Court heard the women, who also suffered from episodes of urinary incontinence, was left in tears by the alleged attack in June last year.

In a recorded police interview, she said Hamid gave her no warning of the internal examination and did not see him detail the procedure either in writing or on a computer.

Hamid, 50, of Russell Road, Moseley, has denied six charges of sexual assault and eight other charges of a serious sexual nature.

Jonas Hankin, prosecuting, said Hamid carried out sex attacks at the Priory and Queen Elizabeth hospitals on ten women between May 2009 and June 2013 under the pretext of examining them.

The case is still ongoing.

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