A DOCTOR who carried out sex attacks on two female patients in hospitals has been struck off.

Dr Samir Asa'Ad, 64, was jailed for 18 months last year over the attacks at Crosshouse Hospital in Ayrshire and Hairmyres Hospital in South Lanarkshire.

After a hearing of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, he was barred from the profession.

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One of his victims, aged 60, told Kilmarnock Sheriff Court how in 2010 he held her breast and she saw his zip was down, prompting her to leave the room.

Another woman, 23, also came forward with an allegation of sexual assault regarding the doctor, who kept his hand on her "for 30 to 45 seconds," the court heard. The court was told the Iraqi doctor then sat her down and said "that's all".

The panel said he had shown no remorse.