Thursday, 5 April 2018

'Assassination list' A&E doctor jailed for 12 years for possessing firearms

A former A&E consultant has been jailed for 12 years for possessing firearms with intent to endanger life.

Dr Martin Watt, who worked at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie from 1994, was sacked in 2012 following disciplinary proceedings.

The 62-year-old was later found with three sub-machine guns, two pistols, ammunition and an "assassination list" of those he blamed for his dismissal.

He was found guilty last month after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

The court had heard how he compiled a list of "bad guys", and hatched a plan to "assassinate" them.
Watt used the weapons for target practice to make himself a better marksman.

He also researched the best routes to the addresses of some of the people on his list, and compiled a list of some of their car registration numbers.

His home in Lanarkshire was raided by police last year after a tip-off.

Jailing him, judge Lady Stacey told Watt: "These are lethal weapons. Not only did you have the guns, you had live ammunition. The weapons were all in working order because you reactivated them.

"You had them with intent to endanger life and any court must take a very serious view of this. You represent a danger to members of the public.

"You had researched routes to some addresses, you told the jury you practised shooting to make yourself a better marksman."

The judge added: "It is sad to see a man who has held position you have, in this situation, but I must protect the public."

She ordered Watt to be on licence for three years after his release from prison. A Serious Crime Prevention Order was also granted restricting his internet use, travel and NHS visits for five years after his release from custody.

Skorpion sub-machine guns


Bad Guys envelope

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