Doctor punched by drunk man he was helping ends up in court for hitting back
A highly-regarded local doctor has been fined £360 after he punched an aggressive drunk man he had been asked to go and treat.
Dr Martin Thom, 43, was called out to help with a 999 because of a lack of ambulances.
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The red mist descended and Dr Thom cannot remember punching the patient, who has not been identified, twice in the head or pushing him up against the wall.
Dr Thom had just finished a morning and afternoon shift when he responded to the 999... read more
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