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'Dr Evil': Wolverhampton man pleads guilty to GBH

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Brendan McCarthy ran Dr Evil’s Body Modification Emporium

A body modification specialist has pleaded guilty to three counts of grievous bodily harm.

Brendan McCarthy, 50, of Bushbury, Wolverhampton, ran a modification emporium before he was charged with six counts of wounding in 2017.

McCarthy, also known as Dr Evil, carried out consensual procedures including tongue-splitting and removing an ear and nipple.

He will be sentenced on 21 March at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

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McCarthy no longer runs Dr Evil’s Body Modification Emporium in Princess Alley

McCarthy was arrested in December 2015 following a complaint to City of Wolverhampton Council’s environmental health team.

During the case, a petition in support of McCarthy amassed more than 13,400 signatures and his lawyer challenged the conviction on the basis that his customers consented.

The council said its issue was with McCarthy’s lack of licence to carry out the modification procedures and the need for more regulation in the industry which delivers results “akin to cosmetic surgery”.

McCarthy told the BBC a conviction would be “crushing”.

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