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'Doctor' Abdul Pirzada denies fraud charge

Abdul Pirzada
Image caption Abdul Pirzada appeared at Birmingham Crown Court

A Birmingham health worker has denied pretending to be a qualified doctor.

Abdul Pirzada pleaded not guilty to four counts of fraud and one count of obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception, during a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court.

He was arrested last October in a joint investigation by the West Midlands economic crime unit and NHS fraud investigators.

The 49-year-old, of Warwick Road, Tyseley, will face trial in April.

The charges, which span from February 2004 to August last year, relate to work he is alleged to have carried out at several city medical practices.

Mr Pirzada, who was granted conditional bail until 30 April, is accused of dishonestly obtaining remuneration while employed at a Birmingham hospital.

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