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Oxfordshire doctor sex assault trial hears defence

Dr Yenugula Srinivas
Image caption Dr Yenugula Srinivas has denied sexually assaulting his patients

A locum doctor accused of sexual offences against eight patients has spoken of his shock at the allegations.

Dr Yenugula Srinivas, 42, from Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire, faces 11 charges, four counts of sexual assault and seven of assault by penetration.

He told his trial at Oxford Crown Court he was "in complete disbelief" when told of the allegations by colleagues.

The prosecution allege he tricked women into intimate tests without medical justification. He denies all charges.

During his evidence, Dr Srinivas said: "I wanted to give the best care possible, give them [his patients]everything I could."

He said his work was medically justified and, at one point, turned to the jury and said: "I'm a happily married man."

The trial continues at Oxford Crown Court.

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