‘Dangerous’ GP who tried to kill pharmacist loses appeal

Judges say he shows no remorse over the carefully planned attack

A former GP jailed for trying to murder a pharmacist with a fishing knife after she reported him to AHPRA has lost an appeal to reduce his 15-year sentence.

Brian Holder, 69, was convicted of attempted murder in November 2018 for trying to stab a pharmacist in the throat with a 15cm knife he hid within a bouquet of carnations.