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Reprimand for 'indecent' doctor
A doctor who indecently exposed himself to a stranger has avoided being struck off but has had restrictions imposed on his licence for the next two years.

A General Medical Council (GMC) panel found Dr Adeniran Yesufu's behaviour was "indecent and unbecoming".

Dr Yesufu, a haematology registrar at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, must inform new employers of his past and will be monitored by consultants.

During the hearing, Dr Yesufu blamed his behaviour on stress.

Chairman of the panel, Iain Chisholm, told Dr Yesufu: "The panel considers that your behaviour was indecent and unbecoming and falls below the standards expected of a registered medical practitioner."

In notes from the hearing, it was revealed that Dr Yesufu was convicted of a similar offence in 1993 and the 'danger of repetition' convinced the panel that restrictions needed to be imposed on the doctor's licence.

'Racist undertones'

The panel, siting in central London, heard Dr Yesufu was sitting at the bus stop in March 2004 when a woman, identified only as Mrs J, stood next to him.

The woman was speaking to her husband on the phone while waiting for the bus and noticed Dr Yesufu looking at her as she was talking.

When she put the phone back in her bag she noticed Dr Yesufu had unzipped his trousers and exposed himself to her.

The woman called her husband for help and then confronted Dr Yesufu, calling him a pervert.

The doctor ran off, but the woman and her husband searched for him in their car, found him and called the police. Dr Yesufu was later cautioned and released.

Dr Yesufu later wrote to the GMC and claimed he had heard the woman talking with "racist undertones" towards him but then realised she had been on the phone.

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