Sentence is delayed for addict doctor who injected his wife with heroin

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A DOCTOR who injected his wife with heroin has been told he will be sentenced for the offence later this month.

Ashley Sibery, 39, was convicted at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on a culpable and reckless conduct charge in April, when he gave his wife Sital the class A drug.

The court heard how Sibery’s wife had discovered her husband was a drug addict. She confronted the GP about his narcotic use and told him that their marriage would be over if he did not seek treatment for his habit.

But Mrs Sibery agreed to take what was supposed to be his last fix so she could experience what he felt when he took the lethal substance. She fell seriously unwell at their home and had to be taken to hospital.

Sibery, of London Street, Edinburgh, was recognised as being a doctor by paramedics who came to help his wife and he was arrested shortly afterwards by police.

Yesterday, Sheriff Elizabeth Jarvie QC decided to defer the sentence on Sibery until 23 October.

Sheriff Jarvie decided on that date because reports about Sibery’s character that were ordered at his last appearance will not be available until later this month.

Sheriff Jarvie also asked depute procurator fiscal Malcolm Stewart to provide her with more information on that date about the circumstances surrounding the offence.

She told Mr Stewart that she felt there were still “unanswered questions” surrounding the incident.