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Surgeon is hit by family tragedy

A LEADING Huddersfield surgeon is back at work after a family tragedy.

A LEADING Huddersfield surgeon is back at work after a family tragedy.

Robert Macdonald, consultant at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, was called away to Southampton after his 53-year-old brother was stabbed to death.

Hugh Macdonald died of his wounds at his home in Hedge End, near Southampton, on Saturday.

His wife, Fiona, 51, also received knife wounds, but they are said not to be life-threatening. She is being treated in hospital.

A 16-year-old boy has been remanded in custody, charged with murder and attempted murder.

The Huddersfield general surgeon spent time with his family, but is now back at work. A spokeswoman for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust said: "It is a personal matter and we have every sympathy for the family.

"Mr Macdonald came back on Tuesday, so his patients are not affected. He was away on Monday, but his clinics ran as normal."

Hugh Macdonald, a civil engineer, and his wife, a civilian police worker, have three children. The children were in the house, but not hurt.


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