Dr Hossam Metwally is accused of trying to exorcise ‘evil spirits’ from her at their Grimsby home
A doctor has appeared in court charged with poisoning his partner amid claims of an attempted exorcism.
Former nurse Kelly Wilson, 31, was admitted to hospital “unresponsive” and with a “serious medical condition” on Friday afternoon.
Grimsby Hospital staff alerted police, who then arrested her partner Dr Hossam Metwally.
It is claimed Kelly was injured during an exorcism to rid her of “evil spirits” at their semi-detached home in Grimsby.
The couple ran Lincs Pain Clinic together from their home, and Dr Metwally also works for the local NHS.
Kelly is currently in a critical but stable condition in hospital after suffering organ failure.
Anaesthetist and chronic pain specialist Dr Metwally, 58, yesterday appeared before Grimsby magistrates.
The Egyptian-trained doctor has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and administering an unknown “poison” or “noxious” substance.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between July 2-5.
Dr Metwally was remanded in custody to next appear at Grimsby crown court on August 5.
Forensics continued their investigations on Monday at the couple’s home with police removing items from the property.
Alongside his private clinic, the doctor also worked with the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust, which runs Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.
Humberside Police confirmed the force was called by concerned staff at the Grimsby Hospital.
Hospital officials have confirmed Dr Metwally is to be “excluded from working at all trust premises” after being charged.
Police said they do not have any concerns for the safety of the wider public following the incident.
Dr Kate Wood, medical director at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I can confirm a member of staff at the Trust has been charged with GBH and administering a noxious substance.
“He will be excluded from working at all Trust premises. We will not be commenting further at this time.”
Yesterday, Dr Metwally only spoke in court to confirm his name, address and nationality as British.
Members of his family and friends from his community were also present in the courtroom.
Dr Metwally graduated from Alexandria University where he was trained and specialised in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.
He moved to the UK from Egypt in 1996 and moved to Grimsby in 1999.
He got his Master of Science in Pain Management from Leicester University.
The doctor ran pain clinics in a local hospital as a team of three. In 2007 he started his own private clinic.
He is also well trained in acupuncture, electro-acupuncture and cupping, having co-authored a book on the subject.
The couple are believed to have been living together for several years after he split from his wife.
He has two children from a previous marriage.
The couple’s clinic helps patients with “acute pain” and sports injuries.
A neighbour said: “They were living together about three years and seemed like a really happy couple.