A GP has appeared in courtroom after being charged with tried homicide over an alleged poisoning.
Thomas Kwan, 52, is accused of attempting to kill a person in his 70s, who was not his affected person.
The Hong Kong-born physician, of Ingleby Barwick, Teesside, was remanded in custody following his look at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning.
Kwan didn’t enter any pleas, and was informed he’ll subsequent seem earlier than Newcastle Crown Court on 6 March.
It is believed his medical observe is in Sunderland. A property in Ingleby Barwick has been searched by officers in protecting fits in reference to Northumbria Police’s investigation.
On Tuesday night, a power spokesman stated: “As part of an ongoing investigation, an address in the Ingleby Barwick area of Stockton was being searched.
“This led to the invention of unknown substances and, as a precaution, officers are conducting additional checks on the property.
“There is believed to be no wider risk to the public and inquiries are ongoing.”
A spokesperson for Happy House Surgery, the place Kwan is listed as a associate, stated: “We are not able to comment as this is a police investigation.
“The observe stays open and our precedence is to make sure continuity of care and providers for our sufferers right now.”