Consultant at QE hospital is cleared of sex assaults; JURY FINDS A&E MEDIC NOT GUILTY OF FOUR CHARGES.
Byline: JANE TYLER News Reporter
A BIRMINGHAM hospital consultant has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman.
A jury at Birmingham Crown Court found Vibhore Gupta, 53, not guilty of four charges of sexual assault and one other serious sexual charge.
The trial heard how Mr Gupta, a father, of Widney Close, Harborne, was a consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's accident and emergency department.
A 23-year-old woman claimed three of the alleged assaults took place in his office, while another occurred in the postgraduate centre of the hospital.
She claimed that the sexual assaults had consisted of Gupta putting his hand on her breast and forcibly kissing her.
She had also alleged that the serious sexual assault took place in his office when he had locked the door.
But Mr Gupta denied all the allegations and said there was no sexual contact between them. He said the woman's claims were "fantasy".
On University Hospitals Birmingham website, Mr Gupta was described as a consultant in emergency medicine.
His area of professional interest military medicine. He is a highly respected member of the medical community and in 2013 added his weight to West Midlands Police's "Knives End Lives" campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the perils of carrying a knife.
A year later, he featured in an ITV programme on the work of the QE's accident and emergency department. He was described as "consultant in charge of the A&E department" on the day the camera crew filmed.
Vibhore Gupta was found not guilty of four charges of sexual assualt by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court