Sex abuse doctor’s patients to lose their compensation

Disgraced GP doctor Gousul Islam (69) found guilty of indecent assault with six female victims at his practise in Doncaster.
Disgraced GP doctor Gousul Islam (69) found guilty of indecent assault with six female victims at his practise in Doncaster.

Seven women who were sexually abused by a family doctor in Doncaster have been told they will lose compensation they had been promised.

A High Court judge today ruled the women not have been awarded cash totalling £38,500 after they were abused by 71-year-old Dr Gousul Islam, of Station Road, Hatfield.

Islam was jailed for 11 years in December after he was found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of numerous counts of indecent assault against the victims.

But he appealed and now the compensation orders have been quashed by judges at the Court of Appeal. His jail sentence was upheld.