A 65-year old man from an area of Salford with a large Orthodox Jewish population was being questioned by police officers this week after a female patient alleged that he sexually assaulted her whilst he was working as a doctor.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the man, who has not been named, was arrested after the force received reports that the woman had been “sexually assaulted a number of times whilst attending routine doctor’s appointments” in Broughton Park.
Midgal Emunah, the Jewish charity supporting victims of sexual assault and abuse, tweeted the reports, adding: “If you have been affected by this crime or are in need of advice and support, please reach out to our trained advisers.”
GMP said the 65-year old “was working as a doctor when the offences took place,” and that the assaults were “reported to have happened over a number of years”.
Detective Inspector Thomas Willis said: “Any sexual assault is deeply traumatising for any victim and I want to reiterate GMP’s firm commitment to investigating reports thoroughly.
“We have a team of specialist officers supporting the woman through this distressing time, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for coming forward and showing true bravery.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 0161 856 1319, quoting incident number 3151 of 31/05/20, or alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Anyone wishing to contact Midgal Emunah in relation to this story can call their specially-trained advisers on 07870 783 479 for Manchester or 07493 790 305 for London.
Alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.