Doctor charged with attempted murder as plastic surgeon fights for his life

A plastic surgeon has been charged with attempted murder after a fellow doctor was left in hospital fighting for his life.

Graeme Perks, 65, was stabbed in his abdomen and chest following a break-in at his home in Halam, near Southwell, Nottinghamshire, on Thursday at around 4.15am.

Jonathan Peter Brooks, 56, of Landseer Road, Southwell, has been charged with attempted murder, three counts of attempted arson with intent to endanger life, and possession of a knife in a public place.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Perks is in a serious but stable condition at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

He has previously held leadership roles in the NHS and is a former chairman of the East Midlands Cancer Network.

He was president of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) in 2013 and 2014.

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

Speaking after the charging decision, Detective Inspector Gayle Hart said: “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 said anyone with information about the incident, or who saw anything suspicious in the area between 2am and 5am on Thursday morning, should contact them on 101, quoting incident number 44 of 14 January, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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