Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Doctorto standtrial accused ofsexual offences

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An Airdrie doctor is to stand trial accused of almost 100 sex offences against women and girls.

Krishna Singh, 72, faces a list of alleged crimes said to have occurred between 1983 and 2018.

They are mainly claimed to have happened at medical practices in North Lanarkshir­e.

One accusation allegedly took place in the accident and emergency department of a hospital.

The charges include indecent and sexual assault as well as acting in a lewd and libidinous manner.

Among the claims, it is alleged Singh got women to stand on scales before molesting them.

He is also accused of kissing females and making inappropri­ate comments.

A stethoscop­e is said to have been used in a number of the accusation­s.

Singh first faced the allegation­s at the High Court in Glasgow back in June 2019.

His lawyer Janice Green told the hearing at that time he pled not guilty to all 97 charges.

A number of hearings have taken place since that date.

It has been confirmed a trial has now been fixed, which is due to begin in February next year.

Singh remains on bail.

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