A GP has been charged with soliciting the murder of a Brown Shipley financial adviser.
Doctor David Critchon is alleged to have attempted to hire a hitman to kill Andrew Boldon, the Daily Mail reports.
Prosecutors alleged Critchon 'solicited, encouraged, persuaded or endeavoured to persuade or proposed to a person unknown' to kill Boldon in February this year.
Critchon has also been charged with sending threatening emails and messages to the adviser over a nine-month period.
The messages were said to have been sent between July 2016 and March this year with the intent of causing 'distress and anxiety' to Boldon.
Critchon appeared before magistrates in Poole on 21 September to answer the charges, but did not enter a plea. The case was adjourned until 19 October, when it will be heard at Bournemouth Crown Court.
Critchon, who is a long-standing director of the Tolpuddle Gardens GP surgery in Bournemouth, was released on bail on the condition that he did not make any contact with Boldon or any other staff at Brown Shipley Financial Advisers.
According to Brown Shipley's website Boldon specialised in providing advice to medical professionals.