Man arrested at Tweed motel over alleged sexual touching of hospital doctor

A man has been charged after allegedly sexually touching a doctor while being treated at hospital just over the border.

The alleged incident is understood to have happened around 11.00pm last Thursday, when a 35-year-old man was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital for treatment to lacerations to his fingers and head.

Police say the man required stitches and was being treated by a 51-year-old female doctor before he allegedly inappropriately touched her several times.


Following an ongoing investigation by Tweed and Byron Police, the 35-year-old was arrested at a motel on Minjungbal Drive in Tweed Heads around 10.00am yesterday.

He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with four counts of sexually touch another person without consent.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today.

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