- West Country (E)
A GP has admitted using a video camera concealed in his watch to film female patients during examinations.
Dr Davinderjit Bains took 361 video clips of women over a three-year period at the Tinkers Lane practice in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.
A large number of female patients, including teenage girls, put their trust in this man to treat them with the professionalism, care and discretion that we all expect of our family doctor.
But today he stands exposed as someone who has utterly betrayed that trust for his own sexual gratification. This has been a detailed and sensitive investigation by Wiltshire Police.
Two of my female detectives viewed hundreds of video clips. They then had the task of identifying the victims and letting them know the horrible truth that the intimate examinations they had undergone had been secretly filmed by their doctor, using a camera hidden in his watch and that many of those examinations were medically unnecessary.
Now, as Dr Bains awaits what I hope will be a substantial prison sentence, I would like to pay tribute to the teenage student lodger who came to us with her concerns about his behaviour when she stayed at his home.
Without her coming forward we would have known nothing of Dr Bains’ shameful activities in the privacy of his consulting room at the Tinkers Lane Surgery.
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