Child sex abuse victims of evil Scots doctor Krishna Singh to launch civil action against shamed medic


Two children who were sexually abused by shamed Scots doctor Krishna Singh are set to launch civil cases against the convicted medic.

The GP targeted 48 female patients over a 35-year period between 1983 and 2018 while working at medical practices in North Lanarkshire.

The 72-year-old was found guilty of 54 charges – including groping, kissing and making inappropriate comments towards his patients – following a trial at Glasgow High Court.

His targets included pregnant women and a rape victim who he was examining at Motherwell police station in March 2008.



Singh was awarded an MBE in 2013

The doctor, who was previously given an MBE for his medical services, is now facing a significant jail term when sentenced next month.

Laura Connor of Thompsons Solicitors said the firm is now representing nine female victims – including two girls who were under the age of 16 when they were abused.

She said: “We had two cases up until last week. Following the conviction, we’ve now got nine with two of those being children at the time that the abuse happened.

“They were teenagers and under the age of 16 when the abuse started.

“From the initial information that we have, the rest were all adults. The cases are very recent so we’ve not had a chance yet to speak with the clients in detail.

“That’ll be happening over the next couple of days. We very much hope that Dr Singh and his insurers will do the honorable thing and deal with all of the cases.

“There are legal arguments that can, and will no doubt be made, that some cases are time barred but these are all issues that we’re happy and ready to deal with.

“Many of the women involved have had recognition of the wrongs that have happened to them now through the criminal courts.

“I would hope that they can now obtain some civil justice through compensation that will allow them to do something positive from this experience.

“Also, if they need it, they could be able to get the medical help that they need to treat their injuries.

“These types of injuries are generally life-long and we can offer support such as counseling to them through charities that we work with.”

The personal injury specialist added: “It is very individual to each person as to what compensation will mean to them. For many people, it’s not about money at all. It’s about recognition and justice for the awful abuse that they have gone through.

“They went to their doctor who was a very trusted person. He was perceived to be a very honorable member of society and has an MBE which is just outrageous now.

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“I imagine that many of his patients would have been scared and wouldn’t have known what to do when these things were happening to them.

“They probably thought that even if they were able to talk about it, they possibly wouldn’t be believed in case it was just them.

“These are the kinds of things that we regularly hear from those who have been abused, particularly as children. It’s quite unbelievable the extent of the abuse which has happened in this case.

“I would hope that he does not have the audacity to appeal any aspect of this conviction or his sentence. Because that just adds to the abuse and the injuries that he has caused.

“Compensation will be considered on a case by case basis because injuries of this nature are very specific to each individual. The same abuse carried out on two different individuals can result in very different injuries for each of those women.

“And it can have very different impacts on their lives and what they’re able to go on and achieve in life.



Laura Connor of Thompsons Solicitors
Laura Connor of Thompsons Solicitors

“There’s no doubt that there are many more victims out there. I hope that they get some encouragement from the women’s voices now being heard and accepted.

“It just took one person speaking out for the others to come forward. I have a lot of respect for those that have been able to do that but completely understand those that haven’t yet been able to speak out yet.”

Welcoming the conviction, Detective Inspector Stephen Morris, of the Specialist Crime Division at Police Scotland, said: “Krishna Singh was a doctor, and in a position of trust, at the time he carried out this sexual abuse.

“The victims have shown great courage in coming forward with vital information, making sure he was held accountable for his actions, and ultimately convicted.

“His predatory behavior was appalling for a man in his position.

“I hope this conviction provides a sense of closure for the victims and sends a clear message that all reports of sexual abuse, regardless of the passage of time, will be thoroughly investigated by Police Scotland and victims will be supported throughout.”

Should you wish to report a sexual crime to Police Scotland, then please do so by contacting officers on 101, or by making an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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