Jonathan Peter Brooks: Doctor charged over plastic health care provider attack

A health practitioner has been charged with the tried homicide of a “highly-respected” fellow plastic health care provider who turned into stabbed in his personal home.

Graeme Perks, 65, turned into stabbed in his stomach and chest in Halam, Nottinghamshire, on Thursday.

Jonathan Peter Brooks, 56, has additionally been charged with 3 counts of tried arson with motive to hazard life.

Mr. Perks is presently in a severe however strong condition, police stated.

Mr. Brooks, of Landseer Road, South well, who has additionally been charged with ownership of a knife in a public place, is because of seem at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court later.

He has been remanded into custody and police stated they have been now no longer seeking out all of us else in reference to the attack.

The guys have been formerly colleagues at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr. Perks formerly served as president of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), which defined him as “one of the maximum highly-appeared and revered surgeons withinside the profession”.

Police formerly stated Mr. Perks had long gone to research the sound of breaking glass at approximately 04:15 GMT on Thursday, after an outsider turned into believed to have smashed their manner into the house.

They stated Mr. Perks turned into stabbed and the suspect ran off.

Mr. Perks has formerly labored in London, Sheffield, Newcastle and Melbourne, Australia, however lower back to the United Kingdom with inside the mid-Nineteen Nineties and began out operating in Nottingham.

He and his spouse have raised lots of kilos for charity via way of means of commencing their lawn to visitors, and have been featured on BBC Radio Nottingham after elevating extra than £34,000.

Heidi Phillips