A&E doctor ‘kicked dog walker’s bum’
A HOSPITAL consultant is being probed by police over claims he kicked a former Royal Navy officer up the bum in a row over their dogs.
A&E doctor Martin Watt, 55, is accused of booting Alan Lawton after the 72-year-old told him to put his two dogs on a lead at Strathclyde University’s playing fields in Glasgow’s West End.
Lawton, who had been walking his own pooch, said: “There are plenty of signs which politely ask the public to keep their dogs on a lead and away from the playing fields.
“No-one would like to play on a surface on which a dog has defecated. All I did was point this out to Dr Watt and ask him to put his dogs on a lead.”
Strathclyde Police, who detained and questioned Watt following the incident last month, are continuing their inquiry.
He said: “This is a malicious allegation. I didn’t assault anyone.”
Dr Watt, who works at Monklands General Hospital in Airdrie, has hit the headlines in the past for speaking out against knife crime and NHS staffing levels.