Man charged after GP stabbed in the neck

A man is due to appear in court on Thursday after a GP was stabbed in the neck at a practice in the West Midlands.

Police: man charged after GP was stabbed (photo: istock)
Police: man charged after GP was stabbed (photo: istock)

Police said they were called to the Linkway Medical Practice in West Bromwich just before 6pm on Monday following reports that a man had been stabbed. Witnesses told the local press they saw the doctor, a man in his 30s, rush from his consulting room bleeding from the neck.

The GP was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery for a knife wound to the neck. He was discharged from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Chair of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Nick Harding said: ‘We were shocked and appalled to hear of the attack at one of our health centres and our sympathies go to the doctor, his family, friends and colleagues. We wish him a speedy recovery and will be supporting the authorities with any future investigation.’

Malcolm Torrance, of Swan Avenue, Smethwick, was arrested following the incident and charged with wounding and possession of a knife or blade in a public place. The 65-year-old will appear before Sandwell Magistrates Court this morning.

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