A massage therapist who was convicted of sexually assaulting two female clients has been caught again - after two new victims came forward amid press coverage of his trial.

Gavin Murray was found guilty of attacking two women by groping their breasts during massage sessions at his clinic following a trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court earlier this year.

The 60-year-old escaped a jail term and was handed a community payback order and was placed on the sex offenders' register for 12 months.

Following extensive press coverage of the case, two further women came forward and reported Murray for sexually assaulting them at his business premises on High Street in Dunbar.

The former civil engineer was arrested and charged and he appeared back at the capital court on Thursday where he pleaded guilty to the two new sex attacks.

Prosecutor Clare Green told the court that the first victim contacted Murray for treatment to her neck and back after she had suffered an injury after falling off a horse in October 2022.

Murray went to the young woman’s home and, after her father had left the room, Murray placed his hands down the front of her towel and, the court heard, “rubbed both her breast and nipples”.

The fiscal depute said: “The accused made reference to a piercing she had and said, ‘What do we have here?’

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“The woman felt uncomfortable and vulnerable. And after the massage, she returned to her room without telling her father.”

The second new victim made contact with Murray’s massage business through an advert on Facebook and attended his clinic between January and December 2022.

The court heard that the therapist, of Elder Street, Dunbar, had also touched the woman inappropriately while he massaged her back and shoulders by sliding his hand onto her breasts.

Following the appointment, Murray then messaged the woman asking if she wanted a follow up session but she ignored the request.

The court was told that, following extensive press coverage of Murray being found guilty of sexual assault, the two women decided to report in March what had happened to them.

Sheriff Ian Anderson deferred sentence on the latest offences till next month, to allow social work reports and a restriction of liberty order assessment to be prepared.

Murray had been found guilty of sexually assaulting two women by touching their breasts following a two-day trial at the capital’s sheriff court in March this year.

Both women described to the court how the massage therapist had groped their breasts during treatment sessions at his clinic in November 2021 and June 2022.

One victim told the court she felt “violated” by the sex assault on her and was so distressed afterwards that she suffered panic attacks and was forced to take time off work.

The second woman said she had been left “exposed” during the massage session where Murray had “stopped just short of touching my nipples”.

Then, Murray was sentenced to 12 months on the sex offenders' register and placed under the supervision of the social work department.

Sheriff Anderson also imposed a conduct requirement where Murray was banned from massaging anyone apart from his wife and was not allowed to contact both victims.