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A man who posed as a doctor, was arrested after he performed a surgical procedure on a man who suffered pain the groin following a kick by a horse, police in Australia said.
Now, 56-year-old Allan George Matthews of Sydney, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a gun and two counts of possessing or attempting to prescribe a restricted substance.
According to the police investigation, Matthews removed tissue from 52-year-old David Hillier, in a motel without consent or authority after the victim posted an ad on the Internet, asking for help with a medical problem.
The victim had been suffering pain for years after being kicked in the groin by a horse.
Police became aware of the case when Hillier, checked himself into a hospital after suffering an infection following the surgical procedure.
Police raided the home of Matthews, where they seized medical equipment, firearms and four bottles of amyl nitrate. Matthews was not authorized to perform a procedure of this kind as he is not a qualified or registered as a doctor.