A hospital porter has been cleared of 'groping two elderly patients'.

Robert Murphy, 64, was alleged to have attacked the 89 and 79-year-old women in Glasgow's Gartnavel General Hospital in Spring 2019.

It was claimed he abused the 89-year-old while alone in a corridor where he groped her breast.

The woman - who has since passed away - told police in a statement that she slapped Murphy's hand away during the alleged attack.

The second woman stated to officers in an interview that Murphy exposed and then groped her.

Murphy was said to have been swatted away as he allegedly tried to push open the victim's leg.

However, a jury acquitted Murray, of the city's Knightswood, of three sexual assault charges following a trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Murphy was found not guilty for the alleged attack against the 89-year-old and not proven for the charges against the 79-year-old.

After his acquittal today, Sheriff Barry Divers told Murphy: "Accordingly, you can leave the dock."