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AN op­ti­cian who had sex in his eye exam room with a stranger he had only just met has been cleared of do­ing any­thing wrong.

Az­zam Sh­weiki, 49, was pulling down the shut­ters of his east Lon­don prac­tice when a woman walked past and ‘their eyes met’.

They flirted through the win­dow and min­utes later she was in­side the prac­tice and the two started hav­ing sex.

Sh­weiki was hauled be­fore a dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee over the spon­ta­neous in­ci­dent – but was al­lowed to keep his job af­ter a panel ruled he had done noth­ing wrong.

The Gen­eral Op­ti­cal Council, sit­ting in Lon­don, heard how the eye doc­tor was work­ing late when the woman walked past.

Panel chair Anne John­stone said: “He was clos­ing down the shop when a lady walked past. Their eyes met.

“He said ‘hello’ and she smiled and walked past. She then stopped and went back to him.

“They flirted with each other and con­tin­ued to flirt when they moved in­side the prac­tice. They went into the ex­am­i­na­tion room of the prac­tice and en­gaged in consensual sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.”

Sh­weiki ad­mit­ted a charge of fail­ing to main­tain pro­fes­sional bound­aries.

But he was cleared of mis­con­duct because the woman was not a pa­tient, col­league or em­ployee.

Ms John­stone added: “The busi­ness was his own, so there could be no breach of trust with an em­ployer in mak­ing use of the premises.”

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