Doctor suspended over indecent assault allegations

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A DOCTOR has been suspended following allegations of sexual assaults.

Dr Robert Lewis, who practised at the Larksfield Surgery in Stotfold, is currently on police bail and has not been charged.

An investigation is continuing with the assistance of NHS England and the General Medical Council, which includes sending confidential letters to women who may have come into contact with Dr Lewis on a professional basis.

The surgery confirmed this week the doctor had been suspended.

Bedfordshire Police arrested the GP on January 29 this year at his home in Shefford. He was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault, relating to incidents reported by two women alleged to have taken place in 2001 and relating to the doctor’s medical capacity.

A spokesman from NHS England said: “We can confirm that an NHS health worker has been suspended in relation to allegations dating back to 2001.

“Suspension is a neutral act to allow, in this specific case, for the criminal process to progress. We will continue to co-operate with the police in relation to the criminal investigation into these allegations.”

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Two women reported the alleged incidents following publicity surrounding the Jimmy Savile case.

Anyone who would like to speak to police about this can contact officers on 01707 355959.

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