THE trial of a Dudley doctor accused of making a string of sex attacks on patients could be switched to Birmingham.

Dr Jaswant Rathore faces charges of sexual assault involving a number of complainants, alleged to have been committed between September 2013 and May 2015.

The 59-year-old, who has been suspended from treating patients by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, appeared before Wolverhampton Crown Court for a pre-trial review to determine the course of the case.

He was remanded on conditional bail by Judge Nicholas Webb after being told his trial was scheduled to begin on November 27.

But Andrew Jackson, prosecuting, told the court there was a possibility the case could now be moved to Birmingham Crown Court.

Rathore, of Ploughmans Walk, Wall Heath, has been told he can continue with administrative duties at his Dudley surgery but he must have no contact with patients.

The trial of the doctor, who was previously a clinical lead on Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, is expected to last for three weeks.