Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that in or around April or May 2016, Dr Siddappa struck Ms A on the arm(s) with a metal shoe horn and slapped Ms A once or more than once.
It is also alleged that on 4 January 2017, at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court, Dr Siddappa was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, contrary to section 47 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. It is alleged that on 26 January 2017 Dr Siddappa was sentenced to a Community Order which included a programme requirement and a rehabilitation activity requirement, both to be complied with by 25 July 2018.
It is further alleged that Dr Siddappa failed to notify the GMC without delay that he had been charged with and convicted of the criminal offence.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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