A doctor has been charged after a “highly regarded” fellow plastic surgeon was stabbed at his Nottinghamshire home.
Graeme Perks was seriously injured following a break-in at the house in Halam, Nottinghamshire, on Thursday at around 4.15am.
Jonathan Peter Brooks, 56, of Landseer Road, Southwell, was charged on Sunday with attempted murder, three counts of attempted arson with intent to endanger life, and possession of a knife in a public place, the force said.
He will appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court later on Monday.
Police previously said that Mr Perks had gone out to investigate the sound of breaking glass in the early hours of Thursday after an intruder was believed to have smashed their way into his home.
The 65-year-old was stabbed in the stomach and chest before the suspect ran off.
Shocked and appalled to hear about the brutal attack in his own home on @BAPRASvoice past President Graeme Perks. It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with Graeme over the last 26 years and I’m willing him to make a full recovery. https://t.co/KbLMq1VsYO pic.twitter.com/FcAdUVaYmX
— Mark Henley (@MrMarkHenley) January 15, 2021
He has been described by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (Bapras) as “one of the most highly-regarded and respected surgeons in the profession”.
Mr Perks is a former Bapras president and previously held leadership roles in the NHS. He has also served as chairman of the East Midlands Cancer Network.
He 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, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our investigations into this case have led us to charge a man. 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.
“If anyone has any information in relation to this case, we would urge them to still contact us.”
Police have urged anyone with information about the incident, or who saw anything suspicious in the area between 2am and 5am on Thursday morning, to contact them on 101, quoting incident number 44 of 14 January 2021.
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