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Dr Samir Asad jailed for sexually assaulting patients

A doctor who was found guilty of sexually assaulting two female patients has been jailed for 18 months.

Dr Samir Asad, 63, assaulted a 60-year-old woman in Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, in December 2010.

He also attacked a 23-year-old woman at Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, in December 2008. She came forward after publicity over the first attack.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, Sheriff Alistair Watson also placed Asad on the sex offenders' register for 10 years.

The court heard that Iraqi consultant Asad, from Putney, London, was supplied to Crosshouse Hospital by Medacs Healthcare, an agency that provides health workers worldwide.

He lived in NHS accommodation on-site at the Kilmarnock hospital.

Asad was also a locum when he committed the offence at Hairmyres Hospital.

He had earlier been found guilty of sexually assaulting the 60-year-old by pressing his body against her and committing indecent acts in December 2010.

He was also convicted of sexually assaulting the 23-year-old and carrying out indecent acts on the pretext of examining her in December 2008.

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