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GP 'Bond camera' victim speaks out

A woman filmed getting undressed by her GP with a hidden camera in his James Bond-style wristwatch has spoken of her despair.

The patient, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she feels "violated" and has "lost all faith in the NHS" after she fell victim to Dr Davinderjit Bains.

Bains, 45, is facing jail after using his position as a GP at a medical practice in Royal Wootton Bassett, near Swindon, Wiltshire, to assault more than two dozen women.

Bains filmed the attacks on his Tieex 4GB Waterproof HD Spy Watch DVR, which has been likened to something out of a 007 film. It has a built-in camera on the face - with simple on and off buttons to record - and can be bought on the internet for less than £60.

The victim, who is in her early 30s, first learnt something was wrong when she was contacted by an old colleague who said the police were looking for her and she needed to ring them. The police asked her to attend the station where she was shown a still-shot taken from the video footage of her getting undressed at the surgery.

"My first reaction was complete shock and I asked them where they got the photo from," she said. "When they told me it was taken from video footage recorded by Dr Bains I felt absolutely disgusted and couldn't stop crying. I felt violated and humiliated and couldn't help wondering who else had seen the footage. It made me feel sick knowing that he made the video when I was so vulnerable.

"I can't express the relief I feel now that he had pleaded guilty and I am glad for the other women that were sexually abused by Dr Bains, as well as being filmed, that he will never be able to hurt any other patients. However, this has had a huge impact on my life and I am struggling to move on.

"I now have problems with trusting people and remain very angry at being put in that situation completely oblivious to what was actually going on. I'm sad to admit it but I have lost faith in the NHS."

At Swindon Crown Court last month Bains admitted a total of 39 charges - 13 charges of assault by penetration, 13 charges of voyeurism, 11 charges of sexual assault and two charges of sexual activity with a child. He also asked for a further 65 offences - 10 of sexual assault by penetration, eight of sexual assault and 47 of voyeurism - to be taken into account when the judge passes sentence.

His not-guilty pleas to three charges of sexual assault and a single count of administering a noxious drug with intent to commit a sexual offence were accepted by the Crown and will lie on file. Bains, of Nyland Road, Swindon, was remanded into custody to await sentencing once reports have been prepared.


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