Yorkshire & Humberside

113 known cases 1993 – 2018

41 inquiry reports

Date Victim Location Event Comment download
29 Jan 2018 Eddie Fish (80) Waltham Schizophrenic woman fatally stabbed grandfather
21 Oct 2017 Elliot Proctor (18 mnths) Bradford Mentally disordered woman throws toddler off sixth floor of high rise block of flats
22 Sep 2017 Keith Robinson Scartho Mentally ill and delusional woman starts fire and kills partner Many previous warnings by family
8 Sep 2017 Philip Slater Silsden Mentally ill man fatally stabs stepfather Long history of MH problems
16 Jan 2017 Rob McNeill Scunthorpe Paranoid patient kills vulnerable patient in psychiatric unit Convicted of Manslaughter by diminished reponsibility
9 Jan 2017 Katie Rough (7) York Mentally ill teenager fatally suffocated & stabbed young girl Convicted of Manslaughter by diminished reponsibility
6 Sep 2016 Karen Arnold New Waltham ‘Psychotic man fatally and repeatedly stabbed partner Released from hospital hours before without MH assessment
22 Apr 2016 Danile Hatfield Hull Mentally ill man murders two men who posed no threat to him Extensive drug history
Matthew Higgins
17 Nov 2015 Jasmine Weaver (3) Bradford Depressed & deluded woman fatally stabs her children
Evelyn Lupidi (18 mnths)
25 Feb 2015 Kenneth Godward (77) St James Hospital, Leeds Schizophrenic in acute hospital fatally assaults two fellow patients Off meds – Long MH history
Roger Lamb (79)
Mar 2014 Sara Al Shourefi Sheffield Mentally ill man repeatedly stabs and batters wife with a number of weapons Long standing MH problems
18 Feb 2014 Amrita Kaur (22 months) Bradford Woman with schizophrenia jumps out upstairs window killing her daughter
Jan 2014 Gladys Allen (93) Sheffield Depressed woman fatally strangles and batters mother
Sep 2013 Betty Constable (79) Dunholme, Lincs Mentally disordered man fatally battered mother History of violence & not taking medication
Aug 2013 Betty Gallagher (87) Leeds Man with dementia strangles wife
Jul 2013 Jean Redfern Wath on Dearne Depressed mentally ill man strangles wife and fatally batters daughter with hammer Possible psychiatric reaction to ceasing Cancer meds
Sarah Redfern
Jun 2013 Reema Ramzan Sheffield Schizophrenic man decapitates girlfriend
Apr 2013 Ryan Carruthers Normanton Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs man History of MH problems – sd wanted to be in hospital
Jan 2013 Riley Turner (4) Keighley Mentally disordered man fatally stabs boy 38 times History of violence
Oct 2012 Amelia-Lilly Sultan (6wks) Hull Post-natally depressed woman fatally batters new born daughter Didn’t take medication Serious Case Review
Aug 2012 Eileen Callaghan (76) Haworth Mentally ill man murdered wife
May 2012 Margaret Hobson Sheffield Schizophrenic man kills and mutilates mother Drug History
Apr 2012 Mariam Mohd Taqi Leeds Mentally ill man fatally batters, stabs and strangles wife DHR
Feb 2012 Casey Kearney (13) Doncaster Recent MH patient fatally stabs teenager Drug History. Long MH history, asked to be sectioned, warned not to carry knives Inquiry
Jan 2012 Sarah Laycock Garforth, Leeds Psychotic man fatally batters and stabs partner and daughter with an axe History of substance abuse
Abigail Miller (8)
Dec 2011 Claire Smith Leeds Depressed man fatally stabs wife and young children before killing himself Prev. MH history
Ben Smith (9yrs)
Aaron Smith (1yr)
Oct-11 Darren Edeson Leeds Had told psych nurses months before she wanted to kill Had told psych nurses months before she wanted to kill
Jun- 11 Michelle Suttle Huddersfield Recent mental health patient repeatedly and fatally stabs girlfriend SCR found clear failings in MH care Domestic Homicide Review

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Jun-11 Gary Beech Sheffield Recently released MH patient stabs friend 120 times – mainly to the head MH history – previous violence
Mar-11 Henry Mackellar Mexborough Mentally disordered man strangles flatmate
Mar-11 Louise Donnelly Sheffield Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabs partner and her daughter claiming to be Son of God Drug & MH history – previous inpatient Inquiry Executive Summary
Tracey Donnelly
Jan-11 Judith Garnett Woodlesford Former soldier with PTSD fatally shoots landlady
Sep-10 Pamela Hardy Wombwell Mentally disordered man fatally stabs mother History of Autism – brief Inq(Ind Inq 2013 Dineen) Inquiry
Sep-10 Abida Bi Bradford Paranoid schizophrenic beats wife to death with crowbar Long MH history. Prev. threats to kill wife. (Ind Inq 2012 Dineen) Inquiry
Aug-10 Keith Headleand (85) Sheffield Man with Alzheimers fatally batters dementia patient
Jun-10 Beryl Gilchrist Croydon Paranoid schizophrenic (from Huddersfield) fatally stabs mother Stabbed partner month before – on bail
May-10 Frank Wright (73) Bradford Mentally ill psychotic man fatally batters father with poker and attacks mother Heavy drug user – MH history – saw MH team day before – he thought he might kill
Apr-10 Marius Rogiowicz Leeds Paranoid schizophrenic beats stranger to death.
Feb-10 Jack Taylor (9) Bradford Paranoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs brother Drug user – MH history Inquiry

Serious Case Review

Feb-10 Jasmine Bellfield Dewsbury Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally smothers two year old daughter Long MH history – not taking meds – seen by MH profs 2 days before killing but no Ind Inq Inquiry
Jan-10 Mariatu Numi Bradford Schizophrenic man fatally stabs mother Long MH history – reportedly not taking meds
Oct-09 Cheryl Martin Rotherham Psychotic mentally ill man fatally stabs partner 20 times
Aug-09 Peggy Nolan South Ferriby, Humberside Psychotic man drives head-on into oncoming traffic in apparent suicide attempt after absconding from MH unit
Aug-09 Gordon Cousen South Ferriby, Humberside Psychotic man drives head-on into oncoming traffic in apparent suicide attempt after absconding from MH unit
Jun-09 Claire Wilson (& unborn baby) Grimsby Mentally ill man fatally stabs pregnant stranger killing her and her unborn daughter Prev. 3 inpatient stays after threatening to kill someone with knives Inquiry
May-09 Margaret Hartley Wakefield Psychotic mentally ill woman fatally stabs mother in law 35 times
May-09 Abdullah Jama Blackheath Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally batters with an axe after leaving Sheffield Psych Unit and Greenwich hospital Long MH history, not taking meds Inquiry
Dec-08 Doreen Mann Dewsbury MH patient fatally batters wife and cuts her throat before committing suicide MH history Inquiry
Dec-08 Irene Robertson Hull Schizophrenic breaks in and kills pensioner (stranger) with an axe after attacking several other people Previously undiagnosed?
Oct-08 Peter Green Huddersfield Mentally ill man fatally batters man and mutilates body
Sep-08 Mohammed Shafiq Bradford Psychotic man repeatedly and fatally stabbed victim
Jun-08 Pat Regan Leeds MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs grandmother to face and head after previous stabbing of rail worker Grandmother had been trying to get him help. Her body poss found by MH workers
Feb-08 Eddie Thorpe Dewsbury Paranoid schzophrenic fatally batters father Inquiry
Nov-07 Jane Wheatley Sheffield MH patient fatally stabs ex-partner & boyfriend
Gary Gardiner
Aug-07 Gladness Numusa Khawula Sheffield Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabs grandmother 96 times – “I got rid of the devil, God has done it”
May-07 Nazeer Ahmed Keighley,West Yorks Mentally ill man beats housemate to death with cricket bat Had been detained two months previously and released
May-07 Jacqueline Duffy Wakefield Paranoid schizophrenic strangles and batters wife
May-07 Annie Garbutt (77) Mirfield Mentally ill woman batters grandmother to death with garden spade Ind inq. Verita, 2012 Inquiry
Mar-07 Jankee Jaimungal Batley Mentally ill man joins in ferocious and fatal attack on acquaintance Alcohol user – Inquiry
Mar-07 Margaret Curley Dewsbury MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs mother Stopped anti psychotic meds
Nov-06 Suryakant Patel Harlington, London Psychotic schizophrenic battered stranger to death, soon after release from Halifax psych hospital. Ind Inq (2006/8119) 2009 Inquiry
Sep-06 Gemma Roberts Liversedge,West Yorks Psychotic man fatally attacked stranger with broken bottle History of mental illness. Sought help on day of incident. Told to go on anger mgt course. Released from prison 2 weeks before
Jul-06 Rodney Ramkissoon Leeds Mental Health patient fatally batters man in sustained attack Ind Inq (2006/4924) 2009 Inquiry
Apr-06 Wendy Pashley Rotherham MH patient strangles& batters wife with iron then sets body on fire at home in front of children Ind Inq (2006/1787) 2008. MH recent history, recent release Inquiry
Sep-05 David Burrows Ravensthorpe, Yorks MH Homicide w knife whilst out on bail after conviction for assault Ind Inq, (2005/3404) 2007. Previous hist of violence. Suicide in jail Inquiry
Jul-05 Kenneth Light Leeds Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabs father 120 times Ind Inq (2005/ 2579) 2009. Long MH history – family concerns Inquiry
3 Jun-05 Mark Berry Dewsbury MH patient kills stepfather (provocation) Ind Inq (2005/2100) 2007 Inquiry
May-05 Oluwadamilola Obafemi Wilson Huddersfield Deluded Paranoid Schizophrenic stabs housemate Ind Inq (2005/2081) 2008. Long MH History Inquiry
Jan-05 2 babies Hull Paranoid Schizophrenic kills heavily pregnant stranger (twins) after rowing with mother. Ind Inq (2005/95) 2009. Recently released from Psych unit, missed meds. Previous threats to kill. Inquiry
Jan-05 Tina Stevenson Hull,East Yorks Paranoid Schizophrenic kills heavily pregnant stranger (twins) after rowing with mother. Ind Inq (2005/95) 2009. Recently released from Psych unit, missed meds. Previous threats to kill. Inquiry
Nov-04 Bernard Clark Barnsley, Yorkshire Paranoid Schizophrenic stabbed father. Ind Inq (2004/3403) 2008. Previously sectioned for attempted murder. Ceased meds before killing Inquiry
Jul-04 Helen Hay Sheffield MH homicide of stranger after altercation in nightclub Ind Inq (2004/1964) 2008 Inquiry
03 Jul 2004 Derek Brotherton Bradford Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally stabs stepdad. Ind Inq. (2004/1904) 2006. Turned away from hospital day before. Inquiry
Mar-04 David Limb Wath,South Yorks MH Homicide (+ alcohol) Ind Inq (2004/680) 2008 Inquiry
Feb-04 Arthur Lingard Grimsby Paranoid schizophrenic fatally batters stepfather Critical Ind Inq (2004/487) 2008 -Few notes, inexperienced staff, warnings by family Inquiry
Feb-04 Amina Ali Sheffield Psychotic MH patient sets fire to flat killing occupant Ind Inq (2004/282) 2006. Warnings unheeded Inquiry
Nov-03 Stephanie Hammill Wakefield, Yorkshire MH homicide of young woman (Fake taxi murder) unfit to plead, MHA detention
Sep-03 Ivy Torrie Pocklington, Yorks Schizophrenic kills elderly mother (by cutting her throat) Ind Inq (2003/1578) 2009 Inquiry
May-03 Natalie Mellor (18) Sheffield MH patient repeatedly and fatally batters girlfriend History of violence, superficial inq. S1 case. 2006. Dineen 2003/827 Review
Apr-03 Ronnie Bryan Ketteridge Sheffield Drug induced psychotic stabbed stranger in head and chest
Mar-03 Mabel Whitelam Grimsby,E Yorks Psychotic drug user fatally stabs pensioner 22 times. CCTV exit
Mar-03 Melonie Parkin Penistone, Yorks MH patient strangles girlfriend Ind Inq (2003/1015) 2005 Review
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Oct 2002 Saira Bibi (82) Bradford Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally batters elderly mother with a hammer Reportedly off meds
Aug-02 Beverley Davies Leeds Mentally ill man repeatedly stabs wife and strangles her in front of 5 yr old child MH history – previous inpatient
Apr-02 Nathaniel Lees Halifax,West Yorks MH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs boyfriend Ind Inq. (2003/2374) 2005. Warnings yet deemed no risk. Records deficient.No risk assessment. Inquiry
May-01 Peter Hartley Keighley, Yorks Depressive kills victim whilst drunk Ind Inq. 2005. Bad team work, Bad info.
May-01 Wasim Dad Bradford, Yorks Paranoid Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabs neighbour
Apr-01 Jennifer Holland High Royds Hospital, Menston Mentally ill man fatally bludgeons wife with brick
Sep-00 George Bowley (Mr A) Bradford MH homicide (on CCTV) Ind Inq (2000/315) 2003 – sent to Rampton
Sep-00 Mahfooz Begum Bradford Paranoid schizophrenic batters sister in law to death Originally unfit to plead – guilty plea 12 years later
Jun-00 Nihaal Kapede (6) Batley,West Yorks Schizophrenic (sets fire to house) killing young son Ind Inq 2002
May/June-2000 Gemma Simpson Harrogate Delusional Schizophrenic kills and dismembers friend Released from Psych hospital 6 wks before when still unwell Inquiry
Oct-99 Denise Eckersley Leeds MH battered wife to death Ind Inq 2003
Jul-99 MG Calderdale, Yorks Psychotic depressive battered wife, strangled disabled son and killed himself Ind Inq 2003 Inquiry
Dec-98 Adrian Pawson Wakefield Paranoid Schizophrenic hospital patient with collection of knives fatally and repeatedly stabbed another patient Ind Inq 2001, wrong risk assessment, avoidable
Jul-98 Mr B Calderdale MH Patient kills another Ind Inq (1998/204) 2004 Outline
May-97 Elva Aggiano Scunthorpe Paranoid schizophrenic fatally stabs wife
May-97 Fred Illing York MH patient absconds from psych hospital and batters stanger with hammer who later dies. Ind Inq
Apr-96 Mahrouf Bibi Keighley, Yorks MH patient kills sister in law in front of children and mother Ind Inq 1999 – system failures
Jan-96 Milton Lawrence (73) Huddersfield Paranoid schizophrenic kills pensioner Ind Inq 1998
Jun-95 Malcolm Hodgson Halifax MH patient strangles neighbour Ind Inq 1998, Awol from Psych unit
Mar- 95 Peter Jones Sheffield Mentally disordered woman fatally stabs boyfriend 12 times History of abuse
Nov-94 Angela Dawson Halifax Schizophrenic repeatedly batters mother with frying pan, cuts up the body and gouges out
eyes – body parts found on cooker
Jun-93 Peter Savage Doncaster Mentally ill man kills stranger in hospital ward

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