AN EX-DOCTOR has been arrested over claims a woman was sexually assaulted during appointments.
Detectives have launched an investigation into the alleged abuse which is said to have happened over a number of years in the Broughton Park area of Salford.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said a 65-year-old man was arrested and brought in for questioning after the historic claims were reported this month.
He remains in custody over the allegations.
The woman claims she was sexually assaulted a number of times during routine doctor's appointments.
The complainant is being supported by specialist officers while cops investigate the case.
GMP have urged anyone else with information about the case to come forward.
Cops said anyone who approaches them will be dealt with "sensitively" amid the allegations.
The force pledged it was "committed" and thanked the woman for her bravery in coming forward over the case.
Detective Inspector Thomas Willis said: "Any sexual assault is deeply traumatising for any victim and I want to reiterate Greater Manchester Police's firm commitment to investigating reports thoroughly.
"We have a team of specialist officers supporting the woman through this distressing time but I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for coming forward and showing true bravery.
"If anyone holds information that they think could assist our inquiries I would plead with you to please come forward.
"Any information passed to us will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and treated sensitively."
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1319, quoting incident number 3151 of 31/05/20.
Or they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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