South East Coast

105 known cases 1993 – 2018
48 inquiry reports

Date Victim Location Event Comment download
10 Oct 2019 Lesley Spearing Rainham Mentally ill man fatally stabs and batters his mother Unfit to plead – Trial of facts
27 Dec 2018 Jake Ford (23 months) Margate Psychotic woman kills young twins Sentencing remarks
Chloe Ford (23 months)
29 Sep 2018 Margaret Harris Hadlow, Kent Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs neighbours Under a CMHT at the time of the assault
Sharon Harris
31 July 2018 Stephanie Packman Kemsley, Sittingbourne Depressed man fatally stabs wife and attempts to harm himself Diminished responsibility case
05 July 2018 Samantha Toms Maresfield, E Sussex Mentally ill man suffocated his partner Consistently not taken meds – sent to Broadmoor
18 Jun 2018 Leo Tompsett (5) Beachy Head, Sussex Depressed mentally ill woman kills herself and young son by jumping off cliffs
20 Apr 2018 Fiona Fisher Crowborough Mentally ill man fatally stabs mother
13 April 2018 Maryna Zhytnyk-Kavaliauske Worthing Mentally disordered and obsessive man fatally strangles friend Subsequently took his own life
28 Nov 17 Glyn Rouse Crawley Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabs complete stranger
29 Oct 2017 Mary Steel (79) Farncombe Psychotic man fatally stabs elderly mother Reportedly asked for help which ‘wasn’t forthcoming’
21 Jul 2017 Olivia Kray Herne Bay Mentally ill man strangles daughter and attempts to kill partner Section 45a Hybrid order
6 May 2017 Razvan Sirbu Maidstone Mentally ill man fatally attacks stranger with machete
21 May 2016 Sonita Nijhawan Weybridge Depressed man fatally and repeatedly batters wife with an axe & knife DHR Full

DHR Exec Summ

5 Apr 2016 Newborn baby Bognor Regis Mentally ill mother fatally strangles her new born baby Convicted of infanticide
19 Nov 2015 Jean Robertson (86) Sittingbourne Paranoid schizophrenic fatally batters his grandmother History of previous serious violence, off meds, released by MHRT DHR Full

DHR Exec Summary

17 July 2015 Donald Lock Findon Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs stranger MH history, some previous violence, family not listened to Inquiry Report
25 Dec 14 Joe Lewis Brighton Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs friend Judge said a ‘disaster waiting to happen’ Inquiry
5 Dec 14 Yvonne Tapp Southborough Psychotic man kills partner Long MH history
Aug 14 Philip Pennelegion Ramsgate Psychotic man with history of violence fatally battered friend after ‘spirits told him to’ Not taking meds – didn’t think he was ill
Apr-14 Sandra Boakes (70) Sompting Mentally ill pensioner fatally batters wife
24 Jan 2014 Elizabeth Thomas (17) Oxted Mentally disordered teenager fatally stabbed young friend Convicted of murder
24 Nov 2013 Dennis Bryant (90) Dorking Man with Dementia fatally batters fellow care home resident Inadequate Serious Case Review SCR 
16 Aug 2012 Chris Poole Eastbourne Mentally ill man fatally punches and kicks man Inquiry
Aug-2012 Jan Jensen Hassocks Mentally ill man fatally stabs MH patient day after release from psych. hospital Nurses and others falsified records after the killing Inquiry 
May 2012 Annette Sturt Dover Paranoid schizophrenic fatally batters and strangles his mother Heavy drug abuse Executive Summary


Sep-2011 Terence Wotton Gravesend Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs father Unmedicated – Crisis team had attended that day DHR Exec Summ

Full DHR

Indep Inq

Jun-11 Linda Allen Horsham Mentally ill man fatally stabs wife and bludgeons her with a hammer. Hospital order under MHA
Apr-11 Jonathan Ellison Brighton Mental Health Patient fatally batters vulnerable man Long Forensic history, D&A problems, PD Executive Summary

Full Inquiry

Mar-11 Natalie Walker Broadstairs Paranoid psychotic man fatally stabs wife in front of 3 year old child Drug history – asked to be sectioned before killing before but was sent home. Inquiry
Mar-11 Nigel Randall Ross South Chailey Mentally ill man fatally stabs stepfather
6 Mar 2011 David Ford Margate Man with schizophrenia fatally attacks fellow hostel resident Inquiry

Inquiry Follow up

Nov-10 Shehlah Baig Crawley Unmedicated Paranoid Schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs wife Long MH history – Not taking medication
Sep-10 Stefan Welch Brighton Mentally ill man kills acquaintance and sets body alight Inquiry- Full

Inquiry – Exec Summ

Sep-10 Anthony Wakeford Effingham Mentally ill woman fatally stabs husband Released at trial Inquiry
15 Feb-2010 Gordon Stalker Brighton Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs neighbour believing him to be a witch stealing his soul History of increasingly erratic and threatening behaviour. Inq found death was preventable. Inquiry
Follow Up
Nov-09 Dominic Kelly Guildford Schizophrenic batters friend and pushes him into river where he drowns
Jun-09 Magda Bushara Hove Mentally ill man man repeatedly and fatally stabbed wife then killed himself Coroner found- ‘clear history of MH problems’
Jan-09 Timothy Hutcheon Chatham MH patient repeatedly and fatally stabs acquaintance Long MH history Inquiry
Dec-08 James Taylor Dartford, Kent Mentally ill woman kills her son by drowning
May-08 Sharani Navaneethan (4) Carshalton Mentally ill mother fatally stabs children
May-08 Shanjayan Navaneethan (5) Carshalton Mentally ill mother fatally stabs children sectioned
May-08 Drusilla Paisley Burgess Hill Mentally ill man batters and fatally stabs wife then kills himself had recently been seen by psychiatrist
Dec-07 Valerie Twyman Ramsgate, Kent Psychotic man fatally stabs grandmother MH history
Dec-07 Sue Goswell West Chiltington, Sussex Mentally ill man fatally stabbed wife then kills himself, a week after leaving psychiatric hospital. Many previous warnings MH history – released from Psych hospital despite warnings from daughter Executive Summary

Full Inquiry
Aug-07 Daniel Quelch Maidenhead, Berks Paranoid Schizophrenic breaks into house and fatally and repeatedly stab stranger in front of his children Long MH history – sectioned 2001 – not taking meds Inquiry
Aug-07 Brenda Lindley Northfleet Mentally ill man fatally batters wife then kills himself Inquiry
May-07 Catherine Genestin Brighton Mentally ill man bludgeons wife and hides her body around house MH history, previous suicide attempt Serious Case Review
Jan-07 Claire Edrich Lowland Mentally ill man fatally shoots wife
Mar-06 John McKenna Egham, Surrey Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabs friend days after release from Psych unit (Chertsey) MH history (Ind Inq 2013, Verita) Inquiry
Nov-05 Marion Edgington Forest Row, E Grinsted Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabs mother
Jun-05 Anthony Radford Pewley Down, Guildford Paranoid schizophrenic fatally and repaetedly batters man with log MH History. (Ind Inq 2013, Verita) Inquiry
Jun-05 Chris Stones Worthing Paranoid Schizophrenic stabs father of two Long MH history Inquiry
Apr-05 Jackie Marshall Chichester Sussex Mentally Ill man kills manager in frenzied attack
Dec-04 Angela Titley Private Psych hospital, Redhill, Surrey Psychotic MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabbed lover with Swiss Army Knife Ind Inq 2009. May have missed meds Inquiry
Nov-04 Derek Saxby Folkestone MH Patient with schizophrenia kills fellow hostel resident Long MH history. (Ind Inq 2013, Verita) Inquiry
Oct-04 Jonathan Kendrick Brighton Schizophrenic man beats a man to death with screw-driver and hammer Psychotic disorder – victim had been trying to help him
Sep-04 Marie Harding (73) Worthing Psychotic fatally stabs strangers (& 3 in London) Ind Inq 2009 Mother had been asking for MH help for him for months Inquiry
Jan-04 James Ford Sunbury MH patient fatally attacked man with brick Ind Inq 2007, usual problems team work, poor notes Inquiry
Aug-03 Richard Baker (Mr G) Hastings Paranoid schizophrenic strangles acquaintance Drug and alcohol. 2006, Georgiou Inquiry
Jul-03 Richard Cromarty Maidstone MH patient fatally stabs neighbour 20 times Indep Inq Inquiry
Apr-03 Laura Sturla Gillingham Mentally ill man fatally injects former patient with heroin Inquiry
Mar-03 Rae Torbet
(Ms E)
Hastings, Sussex MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabbed ex girlfriend Ind Inq 2005 Inquiry
Dec-02 Joan Smythe Rainham (but SE Coast patient) MH patient sexually assaulted and murdered elderly stranger Ind Inq 2006 Family had been trying to get him help Inquiry
Jun-02 Julie Ann Wendel (Ms L) Netherfield, East Sussex Long term MH patient strangled girlfriend Indep Inq. Previous violence. 2005, Georgiou Inquiry
Feb-02 Natalie Scott Bognor Regis, Sussex Paranoid schizophrenic with delusions fatally and repeatedly stabs girlfriend
Sep-01 Gilbert McCallum Dover Man with MH problems killed man Ind Inq 2005 Inquiry
Aug-01 Melanie Welch (Ms B) Redhill, Surrey depressive MH patient strangled his partner Ind Inq 2005 Inquiry
Jul-01 Joseph Day Folkestone Schizophrenic (triggered or exacerbated by drug abuse) fatally stabbed another Ind Inq 2004 found failures and errors. No Risk Ass. Team work poor Inquiry
Jun-01 Mark Blackston Northfleet, Kent MH patient fatally stabbed victim Ind Inq 2005. Previous violence, had warned she would kill s.o Inquiry
Jun-01 John Stevens Woking MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabbed friend Poor risk assessment, CPA, & information sharing. 2003, Mackay Inquiry
Jun-01 Jamie McCarville (4) Dover Mentally ill woman fatally shoots son and tries to shoot herself
25 Apr 2001 Rajinder Kaur Sidhu Crawley Delusional and psychotic man fatally stabbed wife Diminished responsibility – she was in fear of her life
Dec 2000 Bernard Murphy (79) Brighton Mentally ill man fatally strangles friend
17-22 Sept 2000 Alex Wessell (13) Findon, Sussex Mentally ill woman fatally drugged and smothered teenage son. Diminished responsibility
Apr-00 Sarah Lawson Worthing Depressive strangled mentally ill daughter Ind Inq 2004 Inquiry
Mar-00 Mrs PG Kent MH patient killed woman Inquiry hushed up
Feb-00 Simon Widger Eastbourne, Sussex Psychotic glued partners eyes, ears and lips and fatally and repeatedly stabbed him Ind Inq, 2003 Inquiry
Dec-99 Taher Rahman Hove, Sussex Mentally ill man beheads mother
Oct-99 Avril Hollens Tonbridge, Kent MH patient fatally stabs girlfriend Ind Inq 2003 Inquiry
Jun-99 Nancy Broadbridge Ramsgate Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabbed landlady MH history with violence with knives, known threat Inquiry
Jun-99 Robert Kavanagh Hove, Sussex Depressed Psychotic woman fatally stabs boyfriend
Sep-98 Remy Surage (Mr S) Orpington, Kent MH homicide – stabbed and killed Ind Inq 2004. Had been sectioned for previous violence Inquiry
26 Jan-1998 Beryl O’Connor Hastings, Kent Psychiatric patient strangled woman and set her alight
17 Jan-1998 Clare Letchford Hastings, Kent Psychiatric patient strangled woman and set her alight
27 Nov 1997 Justin El Korashy Brighton Mentally disordered man stabbed three people one fatally Detained in Broadmoor
06 Aug 1996 Ossie Clark Brighton Psychotic man fatally stabbed friend more than 40 times
Jul-96 Lin Russell Kent Man with PD & psychosis killed strangers with a hammer Ind Inq 2006, Had asked for help before incident. Inquiry
Megan Russell
Jan-96 Marion Addy Ashington, W Sussex Mentally ill woman repeatedly and fatally bludgeons woman with club hammer
Aug 1995 Mary Morris (84) Camberley Mentally ill man fatally stabbed elderly mother
26 Jun 1995 Sujad Kahn Crawley Mentally ill man shoots his sons, one of them fatally Diminished responsibility
10 Mar 1995 Maxine Boot Guildford Psychotic former abattoir worker fatally attacks woman with numerous weapons
end Jan / early Feb 1995 Margaret Farrage Tunbridge Wells Paranoid schizophrenic satanist fatally beats and stabs mother Diminished Responsibility
Jan 1995 Alexander Oatley (11 days) Hinchley Wood Woman with post natal depression kills young baby
Nov-94 Mary Povey West Kent MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs mother Previously threatened violence with knives. Inquiry report available on request
25 Jul 1994 David Enticknap Woking Mentally ill woman fatally stabbed husband
May 1994 Fiona Wood Woking Mentally ill woman fatally stabbed husband’s new partner
10 Mar 1994 Kenneth Taylor Canterbury Psychotic man steals car and crashes into another killing passenger and severely injuring driver insanity case – given two year supervision & treatment order
Jan 1994 Maraj Akhtar West Surrey Schizophrenic fatally stabbed man Released from hospital 6 months earlier
20 Nov 1993 Jeanette Tadd Woking Paranoid mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabbed young wife. Diminished responsibility
Sept 1993 Husnare Ali Crawley Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabbed wife
Pre Sept 1993 Marie Worrell (18) Dartford Mentally disordered man battered woman to death and threw her body out of window Long MH history
15 Jul 1993 Nicholas Stanley Guildford Mentally ill woman fatally stabs support worker sent to hospital without limit of time

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