Tribute to Dr Jenkins

The College has paid tribute to Dr Gary Jenkins, the psychiatrist who was brutally murdered in a homophobic attack, in a Cardiff park.

Dr Jenkins, a member of the RCPsych, died in hospital 16 days after being attacked in Bute Park during the early hours of 20 July 2021. 

A father of two from Cardiff, Dr Jenkins lived his life ‘happily with love, music, creativity and dedication to his profession', his family said. 

The College published the following statement:

“We were all deeply shocked by this gruesome attack and murder of our much-loved colleague. 

“Dr Gary Jenkins was a very well-respected member and wonderful psychiatrist. 

“We extend our deepest sympathies to all his friends, family and colleagues. 

“Let us be clear – there is no room in society for anti LGBTQ+ violence or any hate crime.” 

If any College members have been affected by this tragic killing, please contact the Psychiatrists’ Support Service (PSS)

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