Perverted GP's 'unbelievable' stash of films

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Dr Davinderjit Bains, the GP who secretly filmed examinations of female patients Photo: Wiltshire Police

For three years Dr Davinderjit Bains secretly filmed examinations of his female patients.

He pleaded guilty to 39 charges including sexual assault, voyeurism and sexual offences against children. He asked for another 65 offences to be taken into account.

Most of the offences occurred while he was at work, in his consulting room at the Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett. On his wrist he wore a watch. It looked like a normal watch, but where a number '6' digit should have been was a tiny video camera lens.

Dr Bains' watch had a covert camera lens where the number 6 should have been. Credit: ITV News West Country

He used this watch to video 361 different examinations. Police believe around 200 different women were filmed.

He was caught after a lodger at his Swindon home became suspicious. The 19-year-old student moved a watch on a bathroom shelf when she was in the shower. Dr Bains shouted at her, telling her to never move that watch again. She became worried and called the police.

When a team of Wiltshire Police officers, led by DI Mark Garrett, arrested Dr Bains at his surgery, they seized a second watch which he was wearing at that time.

DI Mark Garrett, Wiltshire Police. Credit: ITV News West Country

I approached the surgery investigating one victim. I had no idea there were any other victims in this case.

Data recovered from this seized watch that he was wearing revealed that there were 361 other video clips that had been taken over a three year period. The scale of offending was unbelievable.

– DI Mark Garrett, Wiltshire Police

He was then faced with the difficult task of matching videos with patients. Wiltshire Police set up a hotline and encouraged women to come forward. Soon, they had enough evidence to prosecute.

Dr Davinderjit Bains pleaded guilty to 13 counts of voyeurism, two counts of sexual assaulting a child and 13 counts of assault by penetration. The doctor also admitted 11 counts of sexual assault. His offending took place between 2010 and 2012.

DI Garrett described Dr Bains' abuse of trust. He said:

Some of his victims were in disbelief, some could not believe that their trusted doctor had actually carried out this perverted sexual act.

Others were horrified. Horrified about their images being recorded, intimate examinations, and this footage outside on his laptop of them in compromising positions.

– DI Mark Garrett, Wiltshire Police

Sandra Walklett, the Practice Manager at Tinkers Lane Surgery said:

We're deeply saddened by the actions of this former colleague and our sympathies remain entirely with the victims and the patients and their families.

We are appalled at the sort of crimes to which Dr Bains has pleaded guilty could happen in general practice.

– Sandra Walklett, Practice Manager, Tinkers Lane Surgery
Dr Davinderjit Bains worked at Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett. Credit: ITV News West Country

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