A paediatrician has appeared in court accused of sexually abusing children in his care who were receiving treatment for cancer.

Dr Myles Bradbury, 41, allegedly molested young patients at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge while working there.

He was a paediatric haematologist and his alleged victims, aged between 11 and 15, were receiving treatment for cancer when they were abused.

Bradbury has been accused of a string of sexual offences relating to his time at the hospital, including four counts of sexual assault and four counts of engaging in sexual activity with boys.

Police also charged him with four counts of making indecent images of a child.

He was found with more than 16,000 indecent photographs and 20 indecent videos of children, heard Cambridge Magistrates Court.

Bradbury is also alleged to have secretly filmed somebody engaged in a sex act and has been charged with vouyerism.

"He was in a position of trust as he was a doctor of these children who were cancer patients. They were very vulnerable," said prosecutor Delia Matthews.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital, is working with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.