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Retired NHS doctor ‘made plans to assassinate ex-colleagues he blamed for his sacking’

A retired doctor caught with a haul of guns made plans to ‘assassinate’ people involved in him being sacked, a court heard yesterday.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that the 62-year-old had compiled a list of ‘bad guys’ including details of individuals linked to earlier disciplinary proceedings against him.

Jurors earlier heard that the medic lost his job as an A&E consultant at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

Police went on to find three Skorpion sub-machine guns, two Valtro pistols and bullets during a search of his home. But Watt insisted he had no intention to kill – and was ‘not a danger to the public’.

Watt was giving evidence at his trial. He denies a charge of possessing weapons with intent to endanger life.

Jurors were told he was dismissed following disciplinary proceedings.

Read more in The Daily Mail.

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