A man who slashed his doctor with a knife at a north-east GP surgery after being told it was too late in the day to give him help with his mental health difficulties has been jailed.
David Gibson attacked the doctor at the Links Health Centre in Montrose last year then told him: “Remember me? Not so funny now.”
Gibson had had an appointment with the GP that morning and appeared upset. He said he had tried to speak to his mental health support team but no one was available.
At 4pm Gibson called and spoke to staff saying he had four knives and was going to stab someone in order to get help.
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The concerned receptionist called the mental health team – but was told that because it was after 4pm he would have to contact NHS 24 for help.
Gibson, 42, a prisoner at HMP Perth, admitted three charges at Dundee Sheriff Court of rampaging through the building brandishing a knife and causing panic, fear and alarm to members of the public, severely injuring a doctor with a knife and repeatedly striking the doctor’s door with a knife on September 25 last year.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael jailed Gibson for three years and nine months.