A former New Forest children's doctor has been found guilty of indecently assaulting young girls at Stoke Mandeville Hospital at the same time Jimmy Savile was abusing patients on the wards.

Michael Salmon, 79, was convicted at Reading Crown Court of indecently assaulting girls at the Buckinghamshire hospital and was also convicted of raping a girl at his home.

He carried out many of his attacks behind a screen in his consulting room, while his victim's parents waited believing he was completing a medical examination.

A jury found him guilty of nine indecent assaults and two rapes carried out against six girls aged 11 to 18, between 1973 and 1988.

Although he worked at Stoke Mandeville at the same time Jimmy Savile is thought to have abused patients at the hospital there is no suggestion of any link between the two.