East Midlands

79 known cases 1993 – 2015
30 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.


SOURCES
http://www.eastmidlands.nhs.uk/about-us/publications/indinvmh/

Date Victim Location Event Comment download
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)
3 Dec 2015 John Coxall (80) HMP Nottingham Recent mental health patient fatally chokes vulnerable fellow prisoner Previous inpatient at secure unit
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
9 Dec-2013 Sandra Bainbridge Belper Mentally ill woman breaks into house and kills pensioner Long History of mental illness – recent contact
31 Oct 13 Alan Goode Lincoln Mentally ill prisoner kills cellmate
1 Sep-13 Zoe Black (7 mths) Nottingham Post natally depressed woman drowns baby daughter
Apr-13 Timothy Keam Northampton Psychotic man repeatedly and fatally batters landlord with hatchet Prev concerns about deteriorating MH
Dec-12 Charles Talbot Elkesley, Notts Paranoid schizophrenic fatally batters father Long MH History had previously been sectioned for attacking his Dad
Dec-12 Julia Thurgarland Maplebeck, Notts Mentally ill man fatally strangles wife and attempts suicide Due to have Psych. assessment on day of killing
Nov-12 Khloe Abrams (20mths) Northhampton Mentally ill man (w PTSD) battered baby Former soldier, injured in Afghanistan, SCR due
Sep-12 Giuseppe Difina Nottingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs father Had previously threatened to attack him
Jun-12 Mark Blades Nottingham Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabbed stranger Indef hospital order & 20 yrs imprisonment
Dec-11 Gillian Woodward Nottingham Depressed man fatally stabs wife Long history of depression not treated
Oct-11 Skye Jacques
(7 mths)
Leicester Mentallyh ill woman kills her baby Inquiry
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Mar-11 Mary Thorpe Barrowby Mentally ill man fatally stabs mother 20 year history of psychotic mental illness
Feb-11 Thomas Oakes-Green (13) Shepshed, Leics Depressed mother fatally stabbed both her children and then killed herself
Eleanor Oakes-Green (9)
Jun-10 Rachael Slack Holbrook, Derbyshire Mentally ill man fatally stabs ex-partner and toddler son days after MH assessment and threats to kill them
Auden Slack (23 mnths)
Mar-10 Margaret Clapperton Mansfield Mentally ill man kills mother
Jan-10 Michael Young Nottingham Mentally ill man fatally stabs brother Long MH history Inquiry
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John McGrath Stapleford, Nottingham Schizophrenic man repeatedly and fatally stabs grandfather Long MH history, family warnings, repeated missed opportunities. Judge criticised MH professionals Inquiry
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May-08 Eunice Carr Nether Langwith Demented pensioner fatally batters wife
Dec-07 Stephanie Barton Boston Psychotic man fatally and repeatedly stabs girlfriend Heavy cannabis user. Tried to access help without success Inquiry
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Nov-07 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

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Coroner
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Aug-07 Karen Godden Leicester Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabbed neighbour with chisel Ind Inq 2010 (2007/9113 Recently released from Psych hospital – stopped meds.) Inquiry

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Aug-07 Jay Birch (5) Buxton Mentally ill woman murdered son and attempted suicide
May-07 Margaret McIntyre Corby, Northants Mentally ill man kills grandmother Inquiry

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Jan-07 Nicole Townshend Leicester Psychotic drives car and mounts pavement killing two strangers (Satan driving) Sought help day before but released, Ind Inq Inquiry

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Jane Malkin
Jan-07 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
Jan-07 Rina Panchal Thurmaston, Leicester Mentally ill man fatally stabs shopworker MH history 294kb
Nov-06 Nicholas Windsor Northampton Psychopath fatally batters man Indefinite detention under MHA Inquiry

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Sep-06 Rodney Wells Nottingham MH patient fatally stabbed daughter’s boyfriend Long MH history, with violence. 2010, Verita. Inquiry

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Sep-06 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

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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

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Aug-05 Michael Green Nottingham MH patient fatally stabs victim with pen (6″ lodged in brain) Inquiry

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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

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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 SCR 2007 – previous history of violence Inquiry

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Oct-03 Nico Meli Nottingham MH patient fatally stabs man Threatened MH workers that day with knife and hammer but released. Inquiry

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Jul-03 Paige Shatlock Jones (PS/J) (6) Hucknall, Notts Mentally ill man rapes and hangs stepdaughter then hangs himself Ind Inq 2006 Inquiry

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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 Ind Inq 2005, Violent history. Vol. inpatient – catalogue of errors, prev. threatened to stab stepfather. Inquiry

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Jul-02 Sandy Hadfield (13) Lincoln (& Derby) Sexual predator with long MH history kills teenager SCR 2006. Long MH history – Previous violence Inquiry

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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

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Nov-00 Alan Clark Nottingham-shire MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs victim (affair) Ind Inq 2004 Inquiry

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Mar-00 Phillip Beardmore Lincoln MH patient stabs victim Ind Inq 2003
Oct-99 George Ackroyd Hope, Derbyshire Paranoid schizophrenic beheads father Ind Inq 2002
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-girlfirend 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
Oct-98 Catherine Hundleby Leics Mentally ill man fatally strangles wife Ind Inq 2001
Jan-97 Caroline Burningham Welling-borough, Northants Paranoid schizophrenic batters, sexually assaults and fatally strangles pregnant woman (stranger) Ind Inq 1999
Jul-96 Anthony Winship Notts MH Patient kills father after stabbing and repeatedly hitting him with hammer. Ind Inq 1997
Jun-96 Adil Butt Leics MH homicide Ind Inq 1999 – failure to evaluate and assess properly
Oct-95 Patrick Cullen Leics MH Homicide Ind Inq 1998
Oct-95 John Dawson Leics MH homicide, kidnapping of stranger w firearm Ind Inq 1997
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

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David Smith (12)
May-95 Janice Symons Leicester MH patient fatally stabs landlady Ind Inq 1996
Aug-93 Samuel Vernon Nottingham Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs man and attempts murder of another Ind Inq 1993. Many previous admissions

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