Charges dropped against Worthing doctor accused of drugs offences

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A WORTHING GP who was charged with drug offences remains suspended from practising as a doctor in the UK, despite the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dropping the case against him.

Dr Babak Shokouhi, 44, who worked at the Mayflower Surgery, in Durrington Lane, had been charged with offering to supply cocaine to two women on January 12, last year, and being in possession of the class A drug on February 3 at Wiston, near Steyning.

In a statement, the CPS said some of the prosecution evidence was deemed inadmissable and felt “there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction”.

An NHS West Sussex spokeswoman confirmed Dr Shokouhi, who lives in Hurston Close, Worthing, will not be able to practice as a doctor in the country.

His licence was suspended by the General Medical Council last November and the GMC is still investigating.