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Doctor denies sex assaults on women

A Somerset doctor has denied sexually assaulting four women.

Dr Habeeb Mohammad Abdul Latheef appeared at Taunton Crown Court charged with 6 counts of sexual assault.

The smartly dressed 45-year-old, who works as a GP in Yeovil, spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea of not guilty.

He is alleged to have touched the four women, who were all aged 16 or over, in a sexual manner when they did not consent.

The offences are alleged to have happened between February 22 2008 and December 22 2011.

The case was adjourned for trial on a date to be fixed.

The General Medical Council confirmed the defendant is suspended from the medical register and cannot practise as a doctor in the UK

This matter has been adjourned. There is likely to be a pre-trial review before the court fixture date.

"In the meantime I grant you bail. You must attend this court when next required."

– Judge Graham Hume Jones