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Retired surgeon to go on trial for indecent assault

Dr Michael Shine
Dr Michael Shine

A retired consultant surgeon accused of indecent assault dating back over 50 years has had a trial date set at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Dr Michael Shine (83) of Wellington House, Wellington Road, Dublin was sent forward from the District Court on eight charges of indecently assaulting six different victims on dates between November 1964 and June 1991.

Judge Melanie Greally set a trial date for October 2, 2017 and a pre-trial hearing date for July 7, 2017. Dr Shine was remanded on continuing bail. The trial is expected to last two weeks