Man charged after performing alleged unauthorised medical procedure

Medical malpractice- Unauthorised medical procedure
Medical malpractice- Unauthorised medical procedure

A man has been charged after performing an alleged unauthorised medical procedure on another man in Port Macquarie last month.

Police have been told a 52-year-old man posted an advertisement online requesting assistance with a medical issue.

On Monday 16 May 2016 he met with another man at a motel in Port Macquarie who allegedly surgically removed his left testicle.

One week later, the 52-year-old man attended hospital to repair a wound sustained during the procedure.

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Police from Mid North Coast Local Area Command from were notified and an investigation commenced.

About 9.30am yesterday (Thursday 23 June 2016), officers executed a search warrant at a home in Glenn Ines.

At the home, officers seized medical equipment, electronic equipment, seven firearms, and four bottles of liquid believed to be amyl nitrate.

All items were seized and will undergo forensic examinations.

A 56-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station.

He was charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, possess restricted substance, and not keep firearm safe. He is due to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday 13 July.

Police will allege the man is not a qualified or registered doctor.

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