Doctor who injected wife with heroin suspended

Escaped jail at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture : Comp
Escaped jail at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture : Comp
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A doctor who watched his wife collapse after injecting her with heroin at their Edinburgh home has been suspended for nine months after a tribunal found he was unlikely to offend again.

Dr Ashley Sibery plied wife Sital with the deadly drug so she could experience what it was like after she confronted him about his erratic behaviour.

The couple had both been drinking when Sibery confessed he had been using the narcotic for the past two months and his partner threatened to end the marriage if he did not quit his habit.

But despite her ultimatum, the GP was able to persuade her to take what was supposed to be his final dose in April 2012.

Moments later Sital collapsed and started to experience breathing difficulties at their London Street home,

The medic called an ambulance and his wife was rushed to hospital where she made a full recovery.

Sibery was convicted of culpable and reckless conduct in September 2012 after admitting his role in the potentially deadly incident to Lothian and Borders police.

But he was spared jail after Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard he had beaten his addiction and his wife and colleagues were sticking by him.

The family doctor was ordered to perform 300 hours community service and placed on supervision by the authorities for two years after a hearing in December 2012.