Police say there are extra officers patrolling the area where a woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in Middlesbrough. It happened on the North Ormesby flyover at 6am on Saturday morning, while the 52 year old was walking to work.
Police officers investigating the attack and sexual assault of a woman in Middlesbrough are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident - or anyone suspicious in the area - to contact them. It happened on the north Ormesby flyover at 6am on Saturday morning.
A woman remains in hospital after being attacked and sexually assaulted on Saturday morning. It happened on the North Ormesby flyover at around 6am, when she was on her way to work. Detective Sergeant Jonathan Hagen gives us the latest on her condition:
Barclays Bank was just one of the companies who contracted Dr Gordon Bates to conduct pre-employment medicals on prospective staff. Since the allegations came to light it has worked closely with Northumbria Police to help the investigation and support those affected.
A Barclays' spokesman said "Last year Barclays became aware of an allegation about a GP who conducted pre-employment medicals in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The information was immediately shared with the Northumbria Police, who have investigated the allegations.
“Barclays has done all it can to help the police enquiry and to support employees involved in this sensitive investigation.”
Police investigating alleged sexual assaults involving a North East GP who carried out pre-employment checks on job-seekers say 48 allegations have been recorded as criminal acts.
We can confirm that Northumbria Police received a number of allegations of sexual assault dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, made against a man who is now deceased. The allegations related to pre-employment medical examinations carried out on behalf of Barclays Bank.
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All of the allegations have been thoroughly investigated by specialist officers. 48 of the allegations have been recorded as criminal acts. All of the complainants have been informed of the outcome of the investigation. Northumbria Police worked closely with Barclays Bank throughout the enquiry and any further allegations which may come to light will be fully investigated