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Juror in Trial of Coast GP Complains of Bullying

Hands note to judge

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A jury member deliberating in the case of former Kanwal and Newcastle Dr Jeremy Coleman in Newcastle District Court has complained of being bullied.

The Newcastle Herald reports District court judge Penny Hock told jurors they needed to respect each others’ opinions after she received a note which read “The bullying needs to stop. I will not be rushed. I need to be comfortable to make the right decision.”

The jury is considering 66 counts of sexual and indecent assault against the well-known general physician, allergy and immunology specialist involving 45 woman.

The 64 year old has pleaded not guilty and argued the examinations he conducted were for a proper medical purpose.

The 10 month trial is the longest in Newcastle history.