A Birmingham doctor faces being struck off the medical register for being convicted of two criminal offences, including attacking a police officer while they were on duty.
Dr Mandeep Singh Dhami, of Lower Beeches Road, Northfield, was convicted of battery and a second charge of assaulting a police officer at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court in May last year.
The court heard the attack took place in Selly Oak.
The Dhami, a 26-year-old University of Birmingham graduate, was sentenced to eight weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, placed under supervision for a year and ordered to carry out 100 hours’ unpaid work.
Dhami, who qualified as a doctor in 2007, has also been made to pay £300 compensation to victims and £100 costs.
He is due before the General Medical Council’s (GMC) professional disciplinary panel today (Wednesday).
The panel will make a decision on whether he is fit to continue working in the medical profession in light of his criminal offences.
A GMC spokesman said Dhami could face possible penalties including a suspension or striking off order.
The spokesman added that while awaiting for his case to come before the panel, Dhami had restrictions imposed on his medical licence.
These conditions, enforced in January, include that he must inform the GMC if he accepts any job within the UK or abroad and allow the professional body to exchange information with his employer.
Dhami must also notify his bosses of the forthcoming hearing, conditions to his licence and his criminal record.