Patients reassured after surgeon’s conviction

HEALTH bosses in Salisbury have moved to reassure patients after a former hospital surgeon was convicted of possessing child abuse images.
A jury at Salisbury Crown Court found Mansoor Khan, pictured, guilty of three charges of making indecent images of children last month (December).

The 54-year-old, a former plastic surgeon at the city hospital, denied the charges, saying he had been using the dark web to educate his children about the dangers of the internet.
The jury disagreed, however, taking less two hours to reach a guilty verdict after a four-day trial.
Khan was convicted of possessing 106 illegal images on his phone, most of which were screenshots, taken between November 11 2020 and his arrest, on August 24, 2021, after an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
A total of 31 of the images were classed as category A, the most serious category, while 14 were of category B and 61 of category C.
After the verdict, Salisbury District Hospital issued a statement reassuring patients that none of the charges related to his work in Wiltshire.
“If anyone has any concerns following the recent guilty verdict of the trial of Mr Mansoor Khan (former Plastic Surgeon at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust), please contact our dedicated helpline number on 07880278899 or email,” a spokesperson said. “To confirm, the trust has been reassured by the National Crime Agency investigation team that none of the charges that Mr Khan has been found guilty of relate to any clinical work here at Salisbury District Hospital.
“If anyone has any further information relating to this matter, please direct your concerns to the National Crime Agency on 0370 4967622.”

Khan, who was dismissed from his role at the trust, is due to be sentenced on February 24.
NCA operations manager, Richard Deakin, said: “Mansoor Khan abused his position of trust. By downloading these images he demonstrated a sexual interest in children and helped fuel the sickening demand for this kind of material.
“He denied ever taking screenshots of images on his phone, but our investigation showed this simply wasn’t true.
“The NCA continues to pursue offenders like Khan, to bring them to justice and protect victims of online child sexual abuse.”

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