Northern Ireland

Richhill doctor Tony Chee in court on sex assault charges

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Image caption Dr Tony Chee worked at Richhill Health Centre until 2011

A County Armagh doctor has appeared in court charged with assaulting six of his female patients.

Tony Chee of Waringfield Close, Moira, County Down, faces seven charges of touching women in a sexual way.

It is claimed the offences took place at Richhill health centre between 2009 and 2011.

Dr Chee, 45, who is originally from Malaysia, appeared in court in Armagh where he confirmed his date of birth.

He nodded that he understood the offences.

A detective sergeant told the court she believed she could connect Dr Chee to the charges.

He was granted bail of £1,000 on the condition he continues to surrender his passport, has no contact with any of the women making the complaints and has no contact with any female patients.

He is due to appear back in court next month.