Statement on the murder of Dr Gary Jenkins

Online news
04 February 2022

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.

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

The College said: “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.”

The College added: “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).