Woman held after doctor stabbed

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Woman held after doctor stabbed

A doctor was stable in hospital last night after being stabbed twice by a woman patient as he took his evening surgery.

Dr Anthony Inwald, 59, suffered severe chest wounds after the woman drew a kitchen knife at the surgery in Highgate, north London, a police spokesman said. He was taken to the Whittington hospital.

Practice manager, Leslie Hardy, said Dr Inwald, married with two children, was the senior partner in the 70-year-old family practice. "This is what the doctors are facing every day. Doctors are not getting the support they need. They are in the front line," she said.

A woman was arrested and taken to Holloway Road police station for questioning.