Newcastle GP charged with murderBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7148.1849 (Published 20 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1849
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A GP who admitted giving lethal doses of painkillers to terminally ill patients has been charged with the murder of an elderly patient.
David Moor, aged 51, has been summonsed to appear before Newcastle upon Tyne magistrates on 30 July. He was arrested last July and given bail pending the outcome of drugs tests on the body of George Liddell, a former ambulanceman who died of cancer aged 85.
Northumbria Police launched an inquiry after the Newcastle coroner, Leonard Coyle, …