Heart patient groped nurse at Whittington Hospital

13:00 07 February 2013

The Whittington Hospital

The Whittington Hospital


A Hampstead man who groped a nurse in the Whittington Hospital has walked free from court with a community order.

Shahid Miah confessed to sliding his hand up the hospital worker’s leg to touch her crotch area and also pretending to cup her buttocks as he was undergoing a heart examination at the hospital in Highgate, Highbury Corner Magistrates Court heard on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Daniel Kavanagh said: “Mr Miah presented on that day to the Whittington Hospital to the cardiac investigations unit.

“One of the nurses was dealing with him and while she was carrying out the ECG (to monitor the heart) scan he cupped his arm around the bottom area while he lay on the examination table, without actually touching her.”

Mr Kavanagh added: “As she was completing the ECG he put his right arm between her legs so that his hand touched her crotch area.

“The nurse was wearing trousers at the time. He touched her only momentarily.”

The hospital staff worker fled the private room and told a colleague of her ordeal on May 2 last year.

Miah, of Mansfield Road in South End Green, has regular scans to monitor the effect the drugs he is taking to treat his long-term schizophrenia, but these normally take place in the presence of another member of staff.

The 30-year-old had been an inpatient at the Highgate Mental Health Centre to treat his condition for a year in the lead up to the incident.

Presiding magistrates Mrs Shrewry said: “The offence is serious enough for us to make a community order.”

Miah, who pleaded guilty to the sexual assault at magistrates court on January 15, was given a six-month community order and ordered to pay £50 in compensation to the nurse.

The court heard how Mr Miah, who lives in a hostel, had not committed any similar sexual offences.

A defence solicitor, who refused to give her name, said: “He has told me he feels very bad about what happened and he is very remorseful.”

Latest News Stories

Conker champions from left are Albert 5, Addison 7, Trey 4. Picture: Dieter Perry

Just a few short years ago, the annual Hampstead Heath annual Conker Championships broke the Guinness World Record for the biggest ever knock-out conker tournament, when 395 people turned up.

Yesterday, 17:47
Pubs and clubs in London could face having to contribute to the costs of policing and cleaning the streets

Venues which stay open past midnight in Camden may find themselves charged a levy to cover the costs of policing and cleaning the night-time economy.

Yesterday, 16:30
Theo Seddon-Deane, who has cerebral palsy, with mother Catharine Seddon

Theo Seddon-Deane was born at just 26 weeks, weighing less than a bag of potatoes, and needed a ventilator just to keep him breathing.

Yesterday, 15:34
Christopher Matt

Detectives are hunting a convicted sex attacker who has disappeared while on licence from jail.

Yesterday, 13:57
Tom Franklin, Camden Green Party

The chairman of Camden’s Green Party branch has denied sitting down in front of a tank on its way to an arms fair.

Yesterday, 12:57
Pauline Cafferkey as she was discharged from the Royal Free in January

A Scottish nurse being treated at the Royal Free Hospital for a late complication of the Ebola virus is in a “serious condition”, the team treating her has said.

Yesterday, 12:57
New Wetherspoon pub opening in Muswell Hill

A controversial Wetherspoon pub is opening next week on Muswell Hill Broadway.

Yesterday, 12:26
Breda Athan helped treat three Ebola patients at the Royal Free

A senior nurse who led on the treatment of three Ebola patients at the Royal Free Hospital has been honoured at the Nursing Times Leaders awards 2015.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot


Angharad Baa Stool in Rare Breed.

Great British Life is offering a sheepskin footstool worth £199 to a lucky reader

You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Digital Edition

Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder