Accused GP attacker “insane”

Dr Helen Jackson was repeatedly stabbed at her practice in Hyndland Road, Glasgow last year and today her alleged attacker was deemed “insane”, meaning he is unfit to stand trial. He has now been detained at a psychiatric hospital and Judge Lord Carloway imposed a temporary compulsion order on Mr McGregor.

It is reported that the accused had suffered a stroke which had left him unfit to plead in the case. Counsel for the accused, Donald Findlay QC, said: “it would not be right or fair for this man to be subjected to any kind of trial.”

In his ‘plea in bar of trial’ submission Mr Findlay QC said: “I could not and would not get instructions from him.”

Both the Defence and Crown psychiatrists were of the opinion that the accused was not in a state that could be deemed fit enough for him to stand trial.

In the middle of the submission by his counsel the accused rose to his feet and shouted, “”He is telling a pack of lies… My QC in this case is a big supporter of Rangers and so is one of my doctors… They are giving me the wrong kind of medication.”

There will be a factual examination of the facts in the case and it is expected that this will be held next week.

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