A TOP consultant psychiatrist from Avening has been convicted of supplying a Class A drug.

Dr Ovais Badat supplied cocaine and made false prescriptions while working at the Hengrove-based adult ADHD service of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Badat denied the charges, but after a week-long trial at Bristol Crown Court, the 41-year-old was convicted of supplying cocaine, making articles for use in frauds, fraud and possessing Class B drug Ketamine.

Badat will be sentenced later this month and was told by Judge Euan Ambrose that the likely sentence would be a jail term.

Kerry Barker, prosecuting, told the jury that Badat met ADHD patient Laura Lister through a friend, and she offered to do administrative work for him.

In January 2015, the psychiatrist called Miss Lister, told her about his working for Children in Need and said they would be providing him with hotel accommodation in Bristol that evening.

The court heard Miss Lister arrived at the hotel and Badat took her to her room, but said they would get to work later.

Mr Barker said: “He provided from his bag bottles of champagne and a tin entitled ‘Man Tin’, in which there was a large lump of cocaine and various pills.”

The jury heard that Miss Lister was ill and hungover in the morning and Badat gave her a wrap of cocaine and some blue ADHD pills before taking her home.

After she relapsed into drug use and became concerned about Badat’s behaviour that night, Miss Lister was contacted by a manager at the ADHD service clinic and she told them what happened.

A police investigation later established that Badat had acquired drugs by writing fake prescriptions in the name of “Ebrahim Fulat”.

CCTV showed it was Badat himself collecting these drugs from the chemist, such as ‘legal high’ blue pills.

It was discovered Badat was a regular cocaine user who took it in a friend’s presence, the court heard.