THE jury are still considering the evidence in the trial of a doctor alleged to have carried out sex attacks on five women patients in just ten days at his Gornal surgery.

The five-man seven-woman panel first retired to begin their deliberations last Wednesday but since then there have been a number of breaks caused by appointments and weather conditions.

The 33-year-old doctor is alleged to have exposed the breasts of women and thrust his groin area into their bodies during examinations for his own sexual gratification.

But he has firmly denied the claims and stressed to the jury everything he did during the consultations was part of appropriate treatment for their complaints which included swollen ankles, earache and an eye infection.

Philip Bradley QC, prosecuting, has alleged there was no medical justification for the actions of Haque which left the women feeling shocked and embarrassed.

But Haque told the jury he had never deliberately rubbed himself against a patient and there were medical reasons for what he did at the surgery.

Haque, of Ladypool Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, has pleaded not guilty to five charges of sexual assault alleged to have been carried out while he was on placement in Gornal.

The jury, who were sent home at lunchtime today (Monday), are set to return to Wolverhampton Crown Court tomorrow (Tuesday) to continue considering the evidence and to reach verdicts on the five charges.