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Doctor Manish Shah has been sentenced to three life sentences after he assaulted 23 women and a 15-year-old girl while he was working in London.

At The Old Bailey today it was revealed that he used the death of Jade Goody from cervical cancer to scare patients into undergoing invasive examinations for his own sexual gratification.

He subjected his patients to unnecessary checks between May 2009 and June 2013.

The youngest victim told the court that she was left: “anxious, fearful and shaking” at the thought of a doctors visit after she was abused by Dr Shah. She continued saying she now fears being seen as a “sex object”.

Dr Shah, from Romford, Essex, would not always wear gloves during examinations and left a patient completely naked on an examination table.

He would use patients’ vulnerabilities like family history of cancer or age against them.

According to The BBC, Judge Anne Molyneux described him as a: “master of deception who abused his position of power”.

Outside court today, Det Supt Tara McGovern said Shah “placed himself in a busy surgery as a GP and accessed vulnerable women and preyed on their vulnerabilities so that so he could carry out unnecessary clinical examinations for his own sexual gratification.

“He has caused significant harm to these women and has betrayed the trust they placed in him as their doctor.

“It’s been a long process – we’ve spoken to 130 women, we’ve taken dozens of statements and so we thank the victims for their patience.”