Mohamed Amrani: Leading heart surgeon guilty of molesting women in London hospitals

Chloe Chaplain
Assault: Mohamed Amrani, an internationally respected surgeon, was found guilty of molesting two women: PA

A world-renown heart surgeon has been found guilty of molesting women after groping and assaulting them at London hospitals.

Mohamed Amrani, 53, who worked at the Harefield Hospital in west London, is on trial at the Old Bailey over accusations from five women between 2001 and 2014.

The consultant, of Harrow, west London, denied all the claims against him.

A jury deliberated for 20 hours to find him guilty of twice indecently assaulting a woman by groping her breasts through her clothes between 2003 and 2004 and sexually assaulting another woman in 2014.

Surgeon: Amrani worked at the Harefield Hospital (Google Maps)

The court had heard how one victim had complained to the hospital about being indecently assaulted and was allegedly told "just ignore him, he does it to everyone".

The NHS Trust was accused of trying to cover up the accusations and it was suggested that Amrani felt women would be too scared to report such assaults due to his medical reputation.

The victim’s husband described it as "a pretty devastating event" in her life.

He told the court she came home and was "very very upset", adding: "My wife told me she had been groped and I understood that to be touching her over her clothing in a sexual manner."

Amrani was acquitted of four counts of indecent assault, two of assault by penetration and one of sexual assault.

The jury were still deliberating on a charge of rape and were later sent home to resume on Friday morning.

The consultant has performed a string of life-saving operations around the world and hit the headlines in 2007 when he performed the UK's first double heart valve replacement using keyhole surgery.

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