Case of heart surgeon accused of outraging public decency is adjourned
THE CASE of a heart surgeon accused of outraging public decency has been adjourned.
Dr Ahmed Abdelgawad, 35, appeared at Swansea Magistrates' Court. It was expected that the case to be committed to the crown court but prosecutor Laura Carthew asked for a seven day adjournment until the case is next heard by city magistrates.
Abdelgawad, previously of Rhodfa'r Dryw, Cwmrhydyceiw, faces a single charge of outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent matter by looking up a female's skirt, without her consent while lying on the floor on May 21. Abdelgawad has worked for ABM Health Authority but has now been suspended by the General Medical Council.
He has chosen for his case to be heard at the crown court.
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Abdelgawad, now of Monthermer Road, Cardiff, appeared in court wearing a blue jumper and dark trousers.
He will next appear on October 18.
A GMC spokesman said Abdelgawad had been suspended since June 12.