A doctor accused of stupefying and indecently assaulting young men can now be named.

David Kang Huat Lim, 40 is the Hastings doctor facing a 13 charges.

Late last year he pleaded not guilty to the charges relating to four patients. Five charges were for stupefying and eight were for indecent assault.

Police allege that Lim assaulted four male victims in a darkened surgical room, treatment and toilet cubicles.

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The police investigation was launched after a young man came forward with an allegation in 2014.

Lim will stand trial later this year or next.