South East Coast

70 known cases 1993 – 2014
36 inquiry reports

Date Victim Location Event Comment download
21 May 2016 Sonita Nijhawan Weybridge Depressed man fatally and repeatedly batters wife with an axe & knife
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
17 July 2015 Donald Lock Findon Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs stranger MH history, some previous violence, family not listened to
25 Dec 14 Joe Lewis Brighton Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs friend Judge said a ‘disaster waiting to happen’
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 Nov 13 Dennis Bryant (90) Dorking Man with Dementia fatally batters fellow care home resident Inadequate Serious Case Review SCR 
Aug-12 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 681kb
May 12 Annette Sturt Dover Paranoid schizophrenic fatally batters and strangles his mother Heavy drug abuse Executive Summary
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Sep-11 Terence Wotton Gravesend Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs father Unmedicated – Crisis team had attended that day DHR Exec Summ

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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
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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
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Mar-11 Nigel Randall Ross South Chailey Mentally ill man fatally stabs stepfather
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- FullInquiry – Exec Summ
Sep-10 Anthony Wakeford Effingham Mentally ill woman fatally stabs husband Released at trial Inquiry
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Feb-10 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
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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
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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
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Full Inquiry
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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
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Aug-07 Brenda Lindley Northfleet Mentally ill man fatally batters wife then kills himself Inquiry
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May-07 Catherine Genestin Brighton Mentally ill man bludgeons wife and hides her body around house MH history, previous suicide attempt Serious Case Review
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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
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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
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Jun-05 Chris Stones Worthing Paranoid Schizophrenic stabs father of two Long MH history Inquiry
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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
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Nov-04 Derek Saxby Folkestone MH Patient with schizophrenia kills fellow hostel resident Long MH history. (Ind Inq 2013, Verita) Inquiry
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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 1.4Mb
Jan-04 James Ford Sunbury MH patient fatally attacked man with brick Ind Inq 2007, usual problems team work, poor notes Inquiry 302kb
Aug-03 Richard Baker (Mr G) Hastings Paranoid schizophrenic strangles acquaintance Drug and alcohol. 2006, Georgiou Inquiry 269kb
Jul-03 Richard Cromarty Maidstone MH patient fatally stabs neighbour 20 times Indep Inq Inquiry 1.6Mb
Apr-03 Laura Sturla Gillingham Mentally ill man fatally injects former patient with heroin Inquiry998kb
Mar-03 Rae Torbet
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Hastings, Sussex MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabbed ex girlfriend Ind Inq 2005 Inquiry 147kb
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 301kb
Jun-02 Julie Ann Wendel (Ms L) Netherfield, East Sussex Long term MH patient strangled girlfriend Indep Inq. Previous violence. 2005, Georgiou Inquiry 346kb
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 111kb
Aug-01 Melanie Welch (Ms B) Redhill, Surrey depressive MH patient strangled his partner Ind Inq 2005 Inquiry 210kb
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 357kb
Jun-01 Mark Blackston Northfleet, Kent MH patient fatally stabbed victim Ind Inq 2005. Previous violence, had warned she would kill s.o Inquiry 346kb
Jun-01 John Stevens Woking MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabbed friend Poor risk assessment, CPA, & information sharing. 2003, Mackay Inquiry 649kb
Jun-01 Jamie McCarville (4) Dover Mentally ill woman fatally shoots son and tries to shoot herself
Apr-00 Sarah Lawson Worthing Depressive strangled mentally ill daughter Ind Inq 2004 Inquiry 103kb
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 622kb
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
Jun-99 Nancy Broadbridge Ramsgate Mentally ill man repeatedly and fatally stabbed landlady MH history with violence with knives, known threat 2003-Robinson
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 97kb
Jan-98 Beryl O’Connor Hastings, Kent Psychiatric patient strangled woman and set her alight
Jan-98 Clare Letchford Hastings, Kent Psychiatric patient strangled woman and set her alight
Jul-96 Lin Russell Kent Man with PD & psychosis killed strangers with a hammer Ind Inq 2006, Had asked for help before incident. Inquiry 2.4Mb
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Jan-96 Marion Addy Ashington, W Sussex Mentally ill woman repeatedly and fatally bludgeons woman with club hammer
Nov-94 Mary Povey West Kent MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs mother Ind Inq 1996 Previously threatened violence with knives.

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