A DOCTOR who ‘giggled’ as he groped a hospital cleaner in his medical lodgings –then fled the country after a police probe – has been struck off by a professional watchdog.

Dr Abdelrahman Sabeel Mohamed is now wanted on a European arrest warrant, following the sex attack on an agency worker in Infirmary Road, Blackburn, in 2011.


The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) has also ruled Mohamed should be banned indefinitely from practising medicine after a three-day hearing in Manchester.

Paul Williams, for the General Medical Council, had told a fitness to practise panel hearing that Mohamed, a Sudanese national, has absconded from police bail shortly after being charged with indecent assault.

He did not attend a Preston Crown Court trial, which saw him convicted of molesting a cleaner, named only as Miss A, while he was a paediatrician at Burnley General Hospital.

Reading from Miss A’s witnesses statement at the trial, Mr Williams said: “He (Mohamed) started stroking my face with his hand and started touching my breast, over my uniform, and I just froze. He just giggled.”

She fled from the scene, with the doctor allegedly saying ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’, the tribunal heard.

Several charges relating to alleged misconduct, and his criminal conviction in January 2013, were found proved against Mohamed, who did not attend the MPTS hearing either.

Announcing his erasure from the medical register, panel chairman David Wylie said: “The gravity of Dr Mohamed’s behaviour, his failure to face up to his responsibilities and his absconding from justice are all aggravating factors in his case.

“His absconding has also had the effect of putting the panel in the position of having no evidence of any mitigating factors.”

The three-strong panel were also told that there was no evidence that Mohamed had any insight into his offending or had taken any remedial steps.

“The panel considers that Dr Mohamed’s sexual assault for which he was convicted, and his absconding subsequent to being charged, render him fundamentally unsuited to continue as a registered medical practitioner,” added Mr Wylie.