A DOCTOR has appeared in court accused of almost 100 sex offences against women and girls.

Krishna Singh, 69, today faced the claims during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

An 18-page indictment lists crimes that allegedly occurred between 1983 and 2018.

They are mainly said to have occurred at medical practices in North Lanarkshire.

One accusation allegedly took place in the accident and emergency department of a hospital.

The charges include indecent and sexual assault as well as acting in a lewd and libidinous manner.

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Amongst the claims, it is alleged Singh did get women to stand on scales before molesting them.

He is also accused of kissing females and making inappropriate comments.

A stethoscope is said to have been used in a number of the accusations.

Singh's lawyer Janice Green today said: “He pleads not guilty to all 97 charges.”

The advocate added investigations were on-going.

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She described defence preparations as "voluminous".

Miss Green and prosecutor Sheena Fraser said they were not ready for a trial to be set.

Lord Armstrong instead fixed a further hearing for October.

Bail for Singh, of Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, was continued meantime.