East Midlands

101 known cases 1993 – 2019
47 inquiry reports

NHS East Midlands ordered a review of all local mental health homicides between April 2002 and July 2006 and found some 20 cases. They found nine require a full independent investigation, nine did not meet the criteria and two have been subjected to other forms of investigation (Serious case reviews).

Only 14 of these cases have so far been identified.


Date Victim Location Event Comment download
12 July 2020 Connor Young (5 mths) Royal Derby Hospital Mentally ill woman strangles young son in mother & baby psychiatric inpatient unit Long MH history
02 Aug 2019 Daniel Mock Bulwell, Notts Mentally ill and learning disabled man fatally stabs nephew Diminished responsibility
02 Jul 2019 Edwin Whatsize (92) Glen Parva Mentally disordered man repeatedly and fatally stabs grandfather Diminished responsibility
19 Apr 2019 Terry Radford (87) Mansfield Woodhouse Mentally ill man in stolen car fatally reverses over stranger, after assaulting a family claiming he was Jesus Convicted Manslaughter by diminished responsibility
14 Feb 2019 Dorothy Bowyer (77) Buxworth, Derbyshire Mentally ill man fatally stabs grandmother and her dog Diminished responsibility
20 Nov 2018 Jenson Spellman (5) Tintwistle, Derbyshire Depressed woman kills young son and herself by drowning Two reviews?
28 Aug 2018 Lisa Butler Mansfield Man with schizophrenia and psychosis fatally stabs niece Had stopped taking meds – not reviewed
16 Aug 2017 Karen Jacquet Newark Mentally ill man fatally batters partner
19 July 2017 Murrey Paulson Derby Mentally ill man fatally stabbed housemate Convicted of Manslaughter by diminished reponsibility
27 May 2017 Sohbia Khan Derby Paranoid schizophrenic kills wife in ‘savage’ attack Had previously served hospital order for seriously assaulting another partner
02 Mar 2017 Liam Pennick Derby Mentally ill man fatally stabs flatmate Convicted of Manslaughter by diminished responsibility
23 Feb 2017 Brian Robson Cosby Mentally ill man fatally batters elderly neighbour Convicted of Manslaughter by diminished responsibility
16 Dec 2016 Claire Nagle Borrowash Mentally ill man fatally strangled ex wife, seriously assaults step son and takes his own life Inquest found MH had deteriorated significantly
10 Dec 2016 Martin Maughan Nottingham Mentally ill & deluded man fatally batters stranger Sentenced to Sec 37/41
02 Nov 2016 Adam Stokes (11) Hinckley Mentally ill man kills his two boys and then himself Previous stand off with Police
Matthew Stokes (5)
07 Aug 2016 Gary Hastings Nottingham Mentally ill & deluded man fatally batters stranger Long MH history – court found him insane
03 Aug 2016 Ernestine Tindall (88) Nottingham Depressed man fatally strangles wife with dementia Sentenced to 12 months in prison suspended for two years
25 Feb 2016 Julie Hill Shirebrook Mentally ill man hearing voices from Satan batters and drowns aunt and strangles grandmother Substance abuse
Rose Hill (75)
08 Feb 2016 Kerry Gascoigne Sutton in Ashfield Mentally ill man fatally strangles vulnerable partner Family tried to get him help but told ‘nothing wrong with him’
03 Dec 2015 John Coxall (80) HMP Nottingham Recent mental health patient fatally chokes vulnerable fellow prisoner Previous inpatient at secure unit PPO Investigation
17 Apr 2015 Aileen Bell Hinckley Man with dementia & depression fatally and repeatedly stabs partner
14 Apr 2015 Sandra Thomas Northampton Paranoid schizophrenic off meds fatally batters mother with television bracket Recently released – history of violence
18 Feb 2015 William Tomlinson Leicester Mentally disordered man fatally strangles partner’s uncle and sets him on fire History of mental disorder
23 Dec 2014 Alex Robinson Lincoln Mentally disordered man drowns grandson Long MH history – Recently released from inpatient unit  SCR
11 Oct 2014 Maria Mayes Shepshed, Leics Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs mother Not taking meds and abusing substances
11 Sept 2014 Paul Averill Ilkeston Psychotic man fatally stabbed lodger Previously undiagnosed – substance abuse problems
21 Apr 2014 Leszek Dantes Worksop Psychotic man fatally stabbed parents Long MH history with violence and drug abuse, Sec 45a
Malgorzata Dantes
09 Dec 2013 Sandra Bainbridge Belper Mentally ill woman breaks into house and kills pensioner Long History of mental illness – recent contact INQUIRY

Inquiry Follow Up


31 Oct 2013 Alan Goode Lincoln Mentally ill prisoner kills cellmate PPO Inq 
04 Sept 2013 Newborn baby – James Bourne Teenager fatally suffocates newborn baby boy whilst balance of mind disturbed Infanticide case
01 Sep 2013 Zoe Black (7 mths) Nottingham Post-natally depressed woman drowns baby daughter
02 Apr 2013 Timothy Keam Northampton Psychotic man repeatedly and fatally batters landlord with hatchet Prev concerns about deteriorating MH
28 Dec 2012 Julia Thurgarland Maplebeck, Notts Mentally ill man fatally strangles wife and attempts suicide Due to have Psych. assessment on day of killing
02 Dec 2012 Charles Talbot Elkesley, Notts Paranoid schizophrenic fatally batters father Long MH History had previously been sectioned for attacking his Dad
07 Nov 2012 Khloe Abrams (20mths) Northhampton Mentally ill man (w PTSD) battered baby Former soldier, injured in Afghanistan, SCR due
10 Sep 2012 Giuseppe Difina Nottingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs father Had previously threatened to attack him
20 Jun 2012 Mark Blades Nottingham Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabbed stranger Indef hospital order & 20 yrs imprisonment
25 Dec 2011 Gillian Woodward Nottingham Depressed man fatally stabs wife Long history of depression not treated
30 Oct 2011 Skye Jacques
(7 mths)
Leicester Mentally ill woman kills her baby SCR
31 Mar 2011 Mary Thorpe Barrowby Mentally ill man fatally stabs mother 20 year history of psychotic mental illness
23 Feb-2011 Thomas Oakes-Green (13) Shepshed, Leics Depressed mother fatally stabbed both her children and then killed herself
Eleanor Oakes-Green (9)
02 Jun-2010 Rachael Slack Holbrook, Derbyshire Mentally ill man fatally stabs ex-partner and toddler son days after MH assessment and threats to kill them INQ



Coroners PFD


Auden Slack (23 mnths)
28 Mar 2010 Margaret Clapperton Mansfield Mentally ill man kills mother
4-8 Jan 2010 Michael Young Nottingham Mentally ill man fatally stabs brother Long MH history Inquiry
24 Jul 2009 John McGrath Stapleford, Nottingham Schizophrenic man repeatedly and fatally stabs grandfather Long MH history, family warnings, repeated missed opportunities. Judge criticised MH professionals Inquiry
10 Sept 2008 Terence Hooper Kettering Ex High Secure Mental Health Patient fatally punches man Inq found he had been released too early from Rampton Inquiry
28 May 2008 Eunice Carr Nether Langwith Demented pensioner fatally batters wife
20-23 Apr 2008 Newborn baby – Eithan Northampton Mentally ill teenage mother suffocates newborn baby and puts his body under a lawnmower Infanticide case
04 Dec 2007 Stephanie Barton Boston Psychotic man fatally and repeatedly stabs girlfriend Heavy cannabis user. Tried to access help without success Inquiry
27 Nov 2007 Halimah Ahmed Derby Psychiatric patient smothers girl then hangs himself Ind Inq 2010. & Coroners report. Prev violence – Known risk – tried to section 3 times but no S/W Inquiry


17 Aug 2007 Karen Godden Leicester Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabbed neighbour with chisel Ind Inq 2010 (2007/9113 Recently released from Psych hospital – stopped meds.) Inquiry


02 Aug 2007 Jay Birch (5) Buxton Mentally ill woman murdered son and attempted suicide
19 May 2007 Margaret McIntyre Corby, Northants Mentally ill man kills grandmother Inquiry
30 Jan 2007 Nicole Townshend Leicester Psychotic drives car and mounts pavement killing two strangers (Satan driving) Sought help day before but released, Ind Inq Inquiry
Jane Malkin
03 Jan 2007 Lorraine Lowe Basingham Lincs & MH unit Notts Paranoid Schizophrenic kills sister by driving car into tree; then throttles patient in MH unit Long history, stopped meds
03 Jan 2007 Rina Panchal Thurmaston, Leicester Mentally ill man fatally stabs shopworker MH history Inquiry
07 Nov 2006 Nicholas Windsor Northampton Psychopath fatally batters man Indefinite detention under MHA Inquiry
26 Sep 2006 Debra Larn Leicester MH patient fatally stabbed neighbour and wounded another (PD) Ind Inq 2007. Long MH history with violence. Predictable & preventable. Warnings. Poor team working. Inquiry
25 Sep 2006 Rodney Wells Nottingham MH patient fatally stabbed daughter’s boyfriend Long MH history, with violence. 2010, Verita. Inquiry
Jan-06 Joanne Butler East Shilton, Leics Mentally ill man batters mentally ill neighbour and sets house on fire Ind Inq (ref 9090) 2010 Inquiry
Aug-05 Michael Green Nottingham MH patient fatally stabs victim with pen (6″ lodged in brain) Inquiry
Apr-05 Joyce Halsey (70) Chesterfield Psychotic man fatally batters wife
Jan-05 Katie Baxter East Mid/ Nottingham D&A Patient fatally strangles victims (prob PD) Indep Inq due Inquiry
Zoe Pennick
Ellen Frith
Jul-04 Keith Frogson Annesley Woodhouse, Notts Paranoid Mentally ill man fatally shoots stranger with crossbow and hacks him with sword
Dec-03 Rosie May Storrie (10) Lincolnshire Man with Aspergers Syndrome stripped and suffocated child Previous History of violence SCR
Oct-03 Nico Meli Nottingham MH patient fatally stabs man Threatened MH workers that day with knife and hammer but released. Inquiry
Jul-03 Paige Shatlock Jones (PS/J) (6) Hucknall, Notts Mentally ill man rapes and hangs stepdaughter then hangs himself Ind Inq 2006 Inquiry
Jul-03 Robert Cory Northampton Schizophrenic shoots flatmate dead
Jan-03 Joan Andrews Leicester Paranoid schizophrenic cuts off mothers head with chainsaw. (deceased but he thought she was alive) Ind Inq kept confidential for “patient confidentiality”.
Dec-02 Jerome Bergan Nottingham Paranoid schizophrenic stabs stranger jailed for life
Nov-02 Adam Morell (14) Loughborough Mentally disorderd man strangles and cuts up boy Gang attack
Nov-02 Janet France Northampton Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabs ex-partner in front of 7 year old daughter Hospital order under MHA
Sep-02 Michael Doherty Leicester Recently released paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabbed stranger in head and heart SCR 2005, Violent history. Vol. inpatient – catalogue of errors, prev. threatened to stab stepfather. SCR
Jul-02 Sandy Hadfield (13) Lincoln (& Derby) Sexual predator with long MH history kills teenager SCR 2006. Long MH history – Previous violence Inquiry
Dec-01 Jacqueline Wedderburn Nottingham Psychotic man fatally battered sister with knives, glass and spade
Dec-00 Zafar Iqbal Nottingham Detained paranoid schizophrenic leaves hospital without permission and kills brother in law Ind Inq 2005 Inquiry
Nov-00 Alan Clark Nottingham-shire MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs victim (affair) Ind Inq 2004 Inquiry
Mar-00 Phillip Beardmore Lincoln MH patient stabs victim Ind Inq 2003 Inquiry
Oct-99 George Ackroyd Hope, Derbyshire Paranoid schizophrenic beheads father Ind Inq 2002 Inquiry
18 Aug 1999 new born baby Sutton in Ashfield Mentally ill teenage mum fatally stabs new born baby Infanticide case
Aug-99 Wilfred Marchant Leicester Psychotic MH patient stabs young boy (stranger) and father then beats pensioner to death (also a stranger) Ind Inq 2001 – prev hist of violence, left hospital day before, terrible failures, stopped meds. Report on Inquiry 
Jun-99 Vicki Older Nottingham Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs and batters his ex-girlfriend with a pick-axe handle Depressive sent to secure unit – released by MH Tribunal 4 years later
May-99 Richard Marden Northampton MH patient battered father to death with gas bottle Critical Ind Inq, 2003. No CPA Inquiry
Oct-98 Catherine Hundleby Leics Mentally ill man fatally strangles wife Ind Inq 2001 Inquiry
Jan-97 Caroline Burningham Welling-borough, Northants Paranoid schizophrenic batters, sexually assaults and fatally strangles pregnant woman (stranger) Ind Inq 1999 Inquiry
Jul-96 Anthony Winship Notts MH Patient kills father after stabbing and repeatedly hitting him with hammer. Ind Inq 1997 Inquiry
Jun-96 Adil Butt Leics MH homicide Ind Inq 1999 – failure to evaluate and assess properly Inquiry
Oct-95 Patrick Cullen Leics MH Homicide Ind Inq 1998 Inquiry
Oct-95 John Dawson Leics MH homicide, kidnapping of stranger w firearm Ind Inq 1997 Inquiry
Aug-95 Gwendoline Smith Sandiacre, South Derbys Psychotic fatally stabbed mother and step brother, a month after release from psych unit Ind Inq 1996 Inquiry
David Smith (12)
May-95 Janice Symons Leicester MH patient fatally stabs landlady Ind Inq 1996 Inquiry
Aug-93 Samuel Vernon Nottingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs man and attempts murder of another Ind Inq 1993. Many previous admissions Inquiry

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