PETA To Police: Investigate Unlicensed Doctor Who Apparently Drugged Soldiers In UK

For Immediate Release:

29 July 2015


Gordon Miller +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]


Disgraced Doctor Exposed for Stabbing, Shooting Pigs Also Led Apparently Unlawful, Invasive Medical Procedures on Soldiers’ Genitals

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire – Following a complaint filed by PETA, the General Medical Council (GMC) has confirmed to PETA US that John Hagmann – the notorious doctor who has had his medical license revoked for allegedly physically and sexually abusing US soldiers in medical training courses in the US and the UK – is not even licensed to practice medicine in the UK. That’s why today, at the GMC’s suggestion, PETA sent a letter calling on Herefordshire police to investigate Hagmann for these apparent crimes.

According to the Virginia Board of Medicine’s final report that confirmed the unanimous revocation of Hagmann’s medical license last month, during at least one course in the UK led by his company, Deployment Medicine International (DMI), Hagmann drugged soldiers and instructed them to perform invasive and painful procedures on each other’s’ genitals without consent. DMI’s courses were conducted for years at Pengethley Manor Hotel in Herefordshire, and the Ministry of Defence has also confirmed that it previously contracted with DMI to conduct courses similar to those in which this abuse took place.

“John Hagmann apparently turned Pengethley Manor into a house of horrors, where the abuse of soldiers ran rampant”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “PETA is calling on Herefordshire police to hold this abusive doctor and his despicably cruel company accountable for any crimes they may have committed on British soil.”

Following complaints filed by PETA US about DMI’s abuse of soldiers and animals, DMI has been indefinitely suspended from receiving any US federal contracts and dropped by leading accreditation and training programs, and it’s currently under investigation by medical authorities in North Carolina and Washington state.

The revelations about Hagmann’s abuse of soldiers were first publicised by PETA US when it released a disturbing video investigation (available here) of a DMI course in the US in which instructors shot live pigs with shotguns and cut into the animals to cause massive bleeding. In the video, one instructor told a room of students that Muslims “would be even better” than using pigs for DMI’s deadly training. Other DMI staff made several sexual and homophobic remarks to the students and joked about mutilating and killing animals.

A copy of PETA’s letter to Inspector Crumpton at Ross-on-Wye Police can be fround here.

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