Hossam Metwally: Anaesthetist who injected partner with drugs during 'exorcisms' jailed for 14 years

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A doctor who injected his partner with drugs during "exorcism" ceremonies and left her close to death has been sentenced to over 14 years in jail.

Hossam Metwally, 61, made dozens of recordings of himself injecting fluids through a cannula to Kelly Wilson while chanting as part of a "dangerous perversion" of the Islamic Ruqya ritual.

The father-of-four worked as an anaesthetist at the Diana Prince of Wales Hospital in Grimsby and ran his own pain clinic from home.

He also filmed two other female patients without their knowledge.

Metwally was sentenced to 14-and-a-half years for endangering Ms Wilson's life by administering anaesthetic drugs; supply of various controlled drugs or medicines; possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply; fraud and voyeurism.

Ms Wilson was found at Metwally's on 4 July 2019 in a deep coma, on the brink of a cardiac arrest and with a fluid line inserted in her chest after engaging in an exorcism ritual the previous evening.

Sentencing him at Sheffield Crown Court, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said: "You are a disgrace to your profession.

"You will not be a doctor for very much longer. I trust you will never, ever be a doctor again.

"You perverted medical practise for your own ends. You are also not a very good doctor because, in these perverted practices, you very nearly killed the woman you said you loved."

The court also heard that Metwally took pictures and videos of women without their knowledge and in a state of undress when they attended his clinic.

He altered some of the images to make them appear indecent and erotic.

Detective Chief Inspector Rhodri Troake said: "The offences Dr Metwally committed were extremely serious and an abuse of his position and the trust his victims had in him.

"He is now exactly where he belongs, in prison."

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