The jury in the trial of a top surgeon accused of indecently assaulting two of his young male patients has been discharged.
The case against Aivar Bracka, a genito-urethral surgeon from Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, was opened at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday.
Bracka, 58, is accused of two charges of indecent assault on one patient at Wordsley Hospital in Stourbridge between 1987 and 1989 and two similar charges on a second teenager at the private Priory Hospital in Birmingham between 1990 and 1993.
The specialist denies indecently assaulting the boys, both around the age of 16 at the time, during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Both boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, suffered from hypospadia, a birth defect that affects male genitals, and required corrective surgery.
A spokesman for the court said: “The jury has been discharged today for legal reasons that cannot be disclosed