TRIBUTES have been paid to a respected local GP who has died at the age of 93.

Dr Peter Dootson, of Holcombe Brook, qualified in Edinburgh in 1952 and began his medical career in Scotland.

Later he worked in obstetrics at Crumpsall Hospital before serving as a GP in Cheadle Hulme for 38 years. He trained many doctors and developed an expertise in heart conditions.

Dr Dootson remarried in 2002, after the death of his first wife two years earlier. He leaves a wife, Barbara, and son Ian.

His body was willed to Manchester University and there was no funeral. Donations were sought in his memory for the British Heart Foundation.