Shocker: Doctor Planning To Kill His Own Colleagues Gets Caught With Sophisticated Guns (Photos)

This is the terrifying arsenal of weapons amassed by a crazed doctor who drew up a “kill list” for colleagues he blamed for his sacking.

Martin Watt was found with a stash of sub-machine guns, pistols, bullets and an “assassination list” after his Lanarkshire home was raided by cops following a tip-off.

He had compiled a list of “bad guys” he blamed for his dismissal from Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, and hatched a plan to “assassinate” them.

Glasgow High Court heard Watt bought decommissioned weapons legally from the Czech Republic and put them back into working order in his workshop.

His stash included three Skorpion sub-machine guns, two Valtro pistols and 57 dum-dum bullets.

The “template” for his proposed attacks was based on the film Hired to Kill starring Robert De Niro – and the doctor of 32 years carried out target practice with sub-machine guns at a forest near his home.

Prosecutor Alex Prentice QC said: “All this was done in preparation for an awful event.
 
“There was an intention to endanger life, it was more than mere thinking about it.
 
“Dr Watt was harbouring a grudge and he sought out the home addresses of the key players in the disciplinary process.
 
“He collected a significant arsenal of lethal weapons and felt he had been unfairly treated.”
In evidence, Watt insisted he did not intend to kill anyone and claimed he was not a danger to the public.
He claimed the people on the list were those involved in his “bullying, harassment and eventual dismissal” and added: “They were not allowing me to clear my name.” It came after he was dismissed from Monklands Hospital following disciplinary procedures.
Despite his claims, the jury took just 75 minutes to convict the doctor of having the weapons with intent to endanger life.

Jailing him, judge Lady Stacey said: “These are lethal weapons. Not only did you have the guns, you had live ammunition.

“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.

“It is sad to see a man who has held position you have, in this situation, but I must protect the public.”

Lady Stacey ordered Watt to be on licence for three years after his release from prison.

Watt, who continues to protest his innocence, smiled as sentence was passed and nodded while the judge was speaking.

Defence QC John Scott said: “This is clearly a most unusual case and Dr Watt is an unusual person to be sitting in the dock at the High Court.

“He is a medical man who with over 30 years of significant public service in the NHS.

“He is an intelligent man who has made a positive contribution to society.”

Watt was also granted a Serious Crime Prevention Order which restricts his use of the internet and bans him from entering any NHS establishment without good reason.

Source: The Sun UKShocker: Doctor Planning To Kill His Own Colleagues Gets Caught With Sophisticated Guns (Photos) 4

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