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.
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
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