Doctor Charged With Attempted Murder of Plastic Surgeon

Peter Russell

January 18, 2021

A plastic surgeon has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a fellow plastic surgeon who was stabbed at his family home.

Graeme Perks, 65, suffered puncture wounds to his abdomen and chest in Halam, Nottinghamshire, last Thursday in what police described as an "horrific incident".

Attempted Murder Charge

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

He was remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on February 15.

Following the decision to charge Mr Brooks, Detective Inspector Gayle Hart, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are not now looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation."

Following the attack, Mr Perks was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre. Nottinghamshire Police said he was in a serious but stable condition.

Officers said they would like to hear from anyone with information that could help with their inquiries.

'Highly Regarded'

Mr Perks was a former president of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons which described him as "one of the most highly regarded and respected surgeons in the profession".

He was head of the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns surgery at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust between 2011 and 2016. 

Until 2018 he was a board member of the International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies – a post he held for 2 years.

He was also a former chairman of the East Midlands Cancer Network.


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