Doctor charged over stabbing of plastic surgeon, 65, in Nottinghamshire

Doctor charged over stabbing of plastic surgeon, 65,  in Nottinghamshire

Doctor charged over stabbing of plastic surgeon in Nottinghamshire

A British doctor has been charged with the attempted murder of a fellow plastic surgeon who was stabbed at his home

The “highly regarded” surgeon Graeme Perks, 65, was seriously injured during a break-in at his home in Halam, Nottinghamshire on Thursday at about 4.15 am. 

Nottinghamshire police said he was fighting for his life at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he remains in a serious but stable condition. 

Fellow doctor, Jonathan Peter Brookes, of Southwell, has been charged with the attempted murder, three counts of attempted arson with intent to endanger life and possession of a knife in a public place, the police said. 

Brookes was charged on Sunday and will appear at Nottingham magistrates court later on Monday. 

Perks suffered puncture wounds to his abdomen and chest. 

He previously held leadership roles in the NHS, was a former chairman of the East Midlands Cancer Network and was the president of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons in 2013 and 2014. 

He was also a member of the board for the International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies between 2016 and 2018. 

DI Gayle Hart, who is leading the inquiry, said: “Our investigations into this case have led us to charge a man. We are not now looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation. The victim is still in the intensive care unit and is still in a serious but stable condition. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Police have urged anyone with information about the incident, or who saw anything suspicious in the area between 2 am and 5 am on Thursday morning, to contact them on 101, quoting incident number 44 of 14 January 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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