Doctor stabbed by robbers outside Liverpool surgery

A doctor has been stabbed and run over outside his Liverpool surgery by masked robbers who stole his car.

Dr Srinivas Rao Dharmana was closing the practice on Queens Drive, Walton, at about 19:00 GMT on Wednesday when he was approached by five men.

They threatened him and stole his Rolex watch before stealing his black Audi TT car. When he tried to stop them they ran the car into him.

His black Audi TT was later found abandoned.

Dr Dharmana, 42, said one of the gang had a knife and stabbed him twice during the struggle, but fortunately the knife did not go through his thick coat.

Cut face

He said: "It would have been serious, looking at the cuts it was right in the abdomen so I guess I was lucky because there was a thick winter coat which I was wearing and it didn't go through."

He said all five men, who were wearing balaclavas, attacked him outside the surgery.

"As I was trying to go towards them, one of them kicked me on my left leg," he said.

"As I fell down they all jumped on me. They were all kicking and trying to grab whatever they can. One tried to get the watch the other tried to get the keys.

"I went after them trying to see if I could take some photographs of them, and all five of them ran into the car."

Dr Dharmana was taken to hospital after the attack to be treated for a cut to his face.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Liverpool

Weather

Liverpool

20 °C 15 °C

Features

  • An undated file photo posted on 27 August 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, showing IS fighters waving the group's flag from a damaged government fighter jet in Raqqa, Syria.Adapt or die?

    IS militants seem to be changing tactics after air strikes


  • signClean and tidy

    Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest


  • Child eating ice creamTooth top tips

    Experts on ways to encourage children to look after their teeth


  • Almaz cleaning floorAlmaz's prison

    Beaten and raped - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia


  • Train drawn by Jonathan Backhouse, 1825Original 'geeks'

    What hobby did this drawing start in 1825?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.