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GP'S Face Slashed With Bottle.

A DOCTOR was attacked by a gang when he answered an emergency call after hours.

Dr David Murphy, 50, bravely fought off his attackers who attacked him with broken bottles.

The GP from Cork was leaving a house in Ardmore Avenue, Knocknaheeney in the north side of the city when his attackers struck.

He bravely refused to hand over his bag which contained a range of prescription drugs.

Although not seriously injured, Dr Murphy received a number of gashes which required hospital attention.

Two men were arrested at the scene and the third ran away.

The two men were detained by Gardai and questioned about the incident which is believed to have been drug related. They were released yesterday.

The attack was condemned by the chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation, Ciaran Donovan, who warned that such an incident could deter other doctors from making house calls at night to homes of ill patients.

He said: "I am shocked to hear of this attack. it is a very serious matter especially when the majority of medical students and doctors are now female."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 23, 1999
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