Court hears of alleged knife attack on GP
Man said to have entered surgery and seriously injured local doctor
A doctor had to lock himself inside his surgery after being attacked by a knife-wielding Montrose man, prosecutors allege.
Dr Douglas Walker is said to have been severely injured when David Gibson burst into the Links Health Centre on September 25.
It is alleged Gibson struck Dr Walker on the hand with the knife – one of several charges levelled at the 42-year-old when he appeared in court yesterday.
He is accused of entering the surgery while brandishing a knife, placing its occupants in a state of alarm.
He is said to have assaulted Dr Walker before being forced from his room after a struggle.
After repeatedly striking the door with the knife, it is alleged he again brandished it as he ran back through the building, according to the charges.
Gibson made no plea and the case was continued.
A man appeared in court yesterday accused of striking a GP with a knife after storming into his surgery.
David Gibson faces four charges over an incident at the Links Health Centre in Montrose on September 25 last year.
It is alleged he went to the GP surgery armed with a knife before entering the reception area.
After making his way into the room, prosecutors say he shouted at staff and uttered threats of violence towards them.
It is claimed he then shouted, swore and brandished the knife, causing panic and a state of fear and alarm among staff and members of the public in the reception area.
Gibson is then said to have assaulted Dr Douglas Walker by entering his surgery office uninvited.
Charges state he shouted at him, brandished a knife at him and approached him.
It is alleged he lunged at Dr Walker, kicked him, engaged in a struggle and struck him on the hand with the knife.
The doctor was severely injured during the incident, according to the charges faced by 42-year-old Gibson.
After the alleged incident with the knife, Gibson is said to have been forced out of the doctor’s room.
The door was then locked to prevent him re-entering but Gibson is said to have repeatedly struck it with the knife.
He is then alleged to have run through the surgery brandishing the knife, placing people there in a state of fear or alarm.
Gibson, from Montrose, did not enter a plea to any of the charges levelled at him.
They include possession of a knife, assault to severe injury and two counts of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner at the health centre on Frank Wood Way, Montrose, on September 25.
Defence solicitor Ross Donnelly said his firm had only recently been instructed in the case by Gibson.
He asked the court for the case to be adjourned for the defence to make further preparations.
Sheriff Tom Hughes continued the case to a further pre-trial hearing later this month.