A 54-year-old man has been charged with assaulting children while carrying out circumcision procedures across the country.

Mohammad Siddiqui, from the Hockley area of Birmingham, has been charged with 34 offences dating between 2015 and 2018.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Worcester, Birmingham, Walsall, Coventry, West Bromwich, Reading, Banbury, Oxford, Southampton, Portsmouth, London, East Grinstead, Christchurch, and Swindon.

Siddiqui has been charged with offences including assault causing actual bodily harm, parenterally administering, other than to self, a prescription-only medicine when not an appropriate practitioner, and assault, ill-treat, neglect, or abandon a child or young person to cause unnecessary suffering or injury.

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on November 6.