A&E doc­tor ‘kicked dog walker’s bum’

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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.

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