Stoke Mandeville children's doctor Michael Salmon guilty of abusing young girls in his care in 1970s and 80s

Jimmy Savile was abusing patients in the same hospital, at the same time

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A former children's doctor has been found guilty of indecently assaulting young girls at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and was convicted of raping a girl at his home.

He assaulted the children at the hospital at the same time that Jimmy Savile was also abusing patients on its wards.

Michael Salmon, 79, from Wiltshire, was convicted at Reading Crown Court.

The court heard how he carried out many of his attacks behind a screen in his consulting room, while his victim's parents waited believing he was completing a medical examination.

Stoke Mandeville, where Salmon and Savile abused patients


A jury found him guilty of nine indecent assaults and two rapes carried out against six girls aged 11 to 18, between 1973 and 1988.

Although he worked at Stoke Mandeville at the same time as Jimmy Savile, there is no suggestion of any link between their actions.