JEREMY COLEMAN FOUND NOT GUILTY OF 50 CHARGES

Newcastle doctor, Jeremy Coleman has been found not guilty of 50 sexual and/or indecent assault charges, following a 12-month trial in Newcastle District Court.

However the jury was unable to reach unanimous or majority verdicts on 16-counts and was discharged this morning, by District Court Judge Penelope Hock.

Dr Coleman, an immunologist, stood accused of sexually or indecently assaulting 46 female patients between 1989 and 2013.

His trial, which was set down for six-months, ultimately ran for more than a year – making it the longest criminal trial in Newcastle’s history.

We will have more details in NBN News tonight at six.