Right: Dr. Adrian Heath outside Nottingham Crown Court.
Dr. Heath, of Rosebury Avenue, Lincoln, was cleared by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court of five counts of sexual assault.
It was alleged he assaulted four different women between November 2007 and August 2008. After leaving the dock, Dr. Heath fell into the arms of his wife, Cllr. Mrs. Helen Heath, Liberal Democrat (Carholme Ward) and burst into a flood of tears.
During the eight-day trial, he described the allegation he groped one his patients at the Genesis Dental Care practice in Gainsborough, as 'bizarre' and 'ridiculous'.
Liberal Democrat (Gainsborough North Ward & Gainsborough Trent Division).
Dr Heath denied ever touching the woman inappropriately. He said he was checking her glands around her mouth for signs of infection after she complained of an abscess.
He told the court:
"I unequivocally deny that I sexually touched her. I completely reject these accusations. I think they are bizarre. It's ridiculous."Dr. Heath, formally a Liberal Democrat West Lindsey District Councillor for the Cherry Willingham Ward, who lost out to the Edward Leigh MP, Conservative (Gainsborough) in the 2005 General Election, left the court without making any comment.