Yorkshire & Humberside

146 known cases 1993 – 2019

57 inquiry reports

In 2014 a Thematic Review was published into six homicides between March 2007 and June 2011 by patients of the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

08 Apr 2021Jamie GilesLeedsParanoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabbed man at supported accommodationHistory of previous violence, Off meds – Diminished responsibility
23 May 2020Piotr Rafal KoniorScunthorpeParanoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabbed lodgerDiminished responsibility
19 Sept 2019Vera HudsonHullMentally disordered man fatally battered and strangled neighbourHad previously threatened to kill himself and others
12 Sept 2019Bethany Rae FieldsHuddersfieldMentally disordered and coercive man fatally and repeatedly stabs friendMH staff warned three times previously of his threats to kill 
20 Oct 2018Susan AtkinsonHullMentally ill woman with history of serious violence fatally batters neighbour12 prev Psych inpatient admissions, off medsInquiry
13 Sept 2018Allan Grayson (85)SheffieldElderly woman with dementia fatally stabbed her husbandDiminished responsibility case 
02 Sept 2018Dianne WilliamsonGristhorpe near FileyMentally disordered woman kills friendDiminished responsibility case 
14 Mar 2018Diane JonesCastlefordParanoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally bludgeons mother with claw hammerUnfit to plead – Trial of the facts 
04 Mar 2018Angela RyderCawoodMentally ill man kills womanDiminished responsibility caseCourt of Appeal
29 Jan 2018Eddie Fish (80)WalthamSchizophrenic woman fatally stabbed grandfather  
19 Dec 2017Jayne LewisSheffieldMentally ill man fatally strangles and stabs partner with a screwdriverHospital order with restrictions 
21 Oct 2017Elliot Proctor (18 mnths)BradfordMentally disordered woman throws toddler off sixth floor of high rise block of flats  
22 Sep 2017Keith RobinsonScarthoMentally ill and delusional woman starts fire and kills partnerMany previous warnings by familyInquiry
08 Sep 2017Philip SlaterSilsdenMentally ill man fatally stabs stepfatherLong history of MH problems 
28 Jun 2017John UttleyHuddersfieldParanoid schizophrenic fatally batters stepfatherPrevious history of violence and serious mental illness. Convicted of murder
16 Jan 2017Rob McNeillScunthorpeParanoid patient kills vulnerable patient in psychiatric unitConvicted of Manslaughter by diminished responsibilityInquiry
15 Jan 2017Leonne Weeks (16)DinningtonRecent psychiatric patient repeatedly and fatally stabs teenage girlConvicted of murder – Inquiry found failings in careInquiry
9 Jan 2017Katie Rough (7)YorkMentally ill teenager fatally suffocated & stabbed young girlConvicted of Manslaughter by diminished responsibilityInquiry not published 
06 Sep 2016Karen ArnoldNew Waltham‘Psychotic man fatally and repeatedly stabbed partnerReleased from hospital hours before without MH assessment 
21 Apr 2016Daniel Hatfield

Matthew Higgins
HullMentally ill man brutally murders two men who posed no threat to himExtensive drug historySentencing rmarks
02 Feb 2016Geraldine Newman

Shannon Newman (11)

Shane Newman (6)

Allerton BywaterMentally disordered man kills wife with hammer and fatally stabs two young children before killing himself DHR
17 Nov 2015Jasmine Weaver (3)

Evelyn Lupidi (18 mnths)
BradfordDepressed & deluded woman fatally stabs her children  
28 Feb 2015Kenneth Godward (77)

Roger Lamb (79)
St James’ Hospital, LeedsSchizophrenic in acute hospital fatally assaults two fellow patientsOff meds – Long MH historyInquiry
2 Aug 2014Linda GoswellCygnet hospital, BradfordMentally ill patient fatally strangles anotherPrevious violence – no beds in Bath so transferred to BradfordInquiry Exec Summary
04 Mar 2014Sara Al ShourefiSheffieldMentally ill man repeatedly stabs and batters wife with a number of weaponsLong standing MH problems 
18 Feb 2014Amrita Kaur (22 months)BradfordWoman with schizophrenia jumps out upstairs window killing her daughter  
22 Jan 2014Gladys Allen (93)SheffieldDepressed woman fatally strangles and batters mother  
22 Sep 2013Betty Constable (79)Dunholme, LincsMentally disordered man fatally battered motherHistory of violence & not taking medication 
25 Aug 2013Betty Gallagher (87)LeedsMan with dementia strangles wife DHR Full

  DHR Exec Summary

22 Jul 2013Jean Redfern

Sarah Redfern
Wath on DearneDepressed mentally ill man strangles wife and fatally batters daughter with hammerPossible psychiatric reaction to ceasing Cancer meds 
04 Jun 2013Reema RamzanSheffieldSchizophrenic man decapitates girlfriend  
14 Apr 2013Ryan CarruthersNormantonParanoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs manHistory of MH problems – sd wanted to be in hospital 
20 Jan 2013Riley Turner (4)KeighleyMentally disordered man fatally stabs boy 38 timesHistory of violence 
07 Oct 2012Amelia-Lilly Sultan (6wks)HullPost-natally depressed woman fatally batters new born daughterDidn’t take medicationSerious Case Review
04 Aug 2012Eileen Callaghan (76)HaworthMentally ill man murdered wife  
16 May 2012Margaret HobsonSheffieldSchizophrenic man kills and mutilates motherDrug History 
06 Apr 2012Mariam Mohd TaqiLeedsMentally ill man fatally batters, stabs and strangles wife DHR
14 Feb 2012Casey Kearney (13)DoncasterRecent MH patient fatally stabs teenagerDrug History. Long MH history, asked to be sectioned, warned not to carry knivesInquiry
13 Jan 2012Sarah Laycock

Abigail Miller (8)
Garforth, LeedsPsychotic man fatally batters and stabs partner and daughter with an axeHistory of substance abuse 
10 Dec 2011Claire Smith

Ben Smith (9yrs)

Aaron Smith (1yr)
LeedsDepressed man fatally stabs wife and young children before killing himselfPrev. MH history 
Oct 2011Darren EdesonLeedsHad told psych nurses months before she wanted to killHad told psych nurses months before she wanted to killInquiry
Jun 2011Michelle SuttleHuddersfieldRecent mental health patient repeatedly and fatally stabs girlfriendSCR found clear failings in MH careDomestic Homicide Review


Jun 2011Gary BeechSheffieldRecently released MH patient stabs friend 120 times – mainly to the headMH history – previous violence 
Mar 2011Henry MackellarMexboroughMentally disordered man strangles flatmate  
29 Mar 2011Louise Donnelly

Tracey Donnelly
SheffieldParanoid Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabs partner and her daughter claiming to be Son of GodDrug & MH history – previous inpatientInquiry Executive Summary
24 Jan 2011Judith GarnettWoodlesfordFormer soldier with PTSD fatally shoots landlady  
Sep-10Pamela HardyWombwellMentally disordered man fatally stabs motherHistory of Autism – brief Inq(Ind Inq 2013 Dineen)Inquiry
Sep-10Abida BiBradfordParanoid schizophrenic beats wife to death with crowbarLong MH history. Prev. threats to kill wife. (Ind Inq 2012 Dineen)Inquiry
15 Aug 2010Ann GethenGoldthorpeMentally ill teenager beat mother to death with baseball bat  
Aug-10Keith Headleand (85)SheffieldMan with Alzheimers fatally batters dementia patient  
Jun-10Beryl GilchristCroydonParanoid schizophrenic (from Huddersfield) fatally stabs motherStabbed partner month before – on bail 
May-10Frank Wright (73)BradfordMentally ill psychotic man fatally batters father with poker and attacks motherHeavy drug user – MH history – saw MH team day before – he thought he might kill 
Apr-10Marius RogiowiczLeedsParanoid schizophrenic beats stranger to death.  
Feb-10Jack Taylor (9)BradfordParanoid schizophrenic repeatedly and fatally stabs brotherDrug user – MH historyInquiry


Serious Case Review

Feb-10Jasmine BellfieldDewsburyParanoid Schizophrenic fatally smothers two year old daughterLong MH history – not taking meds – seen by MH profs 2 days before killing but no Ind InqSerious Case Review
Jan-10Mariatu NumiBradfordSchizophrenic man fatally stabs motherLong MH history – reportedly not taking meds 
Oct-09Cheryl MartinRotherhamPsychotic mentally ill man fatally stabs partner 20 times  
22/3 Aug 2009Simon ClarkLiversedgeParanoid and mentally disordered teenager fatally stabbed friendDiminished responsibility 
Aug-09Peggy NolanSouth Ferriby, HumbersidePsychotic man drives head-on into oncoming traffic in apparent suicide attempt after absconding from MH unit  
Aug-09Gordon CousenSouth Ferriby, HumbersidePsychotic man drives head-on into oncoming traffic in apparent suicide attempt after absconding from MH unit  
Jun-09Claire Wilson (& unborn baby)GrimsbyMentally ill man fatally stabs pregnant stranger killing her and her unborn daughterPrev. 3 inpatient stays after threatening to kill someone with knivesInquiry
May-09Margaret HartleyWakefieldPsychotic mentally ill woman fatally stabs mother in law 35 times  
May-09Abdullah JamaBlackheathParanoid Schizophrenic fatally batters with an axe after leaving Sheffield Psych Unit and Greenwich hospitalLong MH history, not taking medsInquiry
Dec-08Doreen MannDewsburyMH patient fatally batters wife and cuts her throat before committing suicideMH historyInquiry
Dec-08Irene RobertsonHullSchizophrenic breaks in and kills pensioner (stranger) with an axe after attacking several other peoplePreviously undiagnosed? 
Oct-08Peter GreenHuddersfieldMentally ill man fatally batters man and mutilates body  
Sep-08Mohammed ShafiqBradfordPsychotic man repeatedly and fatally stabbed victim  
01 Jun-2008Pat ReganLeedsMH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs grandmother to face and head after previous stabbing of rail workerGrandmother had been trying to get him help. Her body poss found by MH workers 
Feb-08Eddie ThorpeDewsburyParanoid schzophrenic fatally batters father Inquiry
Nov-07Jane Wheatley

Gary Gardiner
SheffieldMH patient fatally stabs ex-partner & boyfriend Inquiry
22 Oct 2007Peter EllertonBradfordSeverely mentally disordered teenager fatally stabbed fatherlater admitted 630 other offences 
Aug-07Gladness Numusa KhawulaSheffieldParanoid Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabs grandmother 96 times – “I got rid of the devil, God has done it”  
May-07Nazeer AhmedKeighley,West YorksMentally ill man beats housemate to death with cricket batHad been detained two months previously and released 
May-07Jacqueline DuffyWakefieldParanoid schizophrenic strangles and batters wife  
May-07Annie Garbutt (77)MirfieldMentally ill woman batters grandmother to death with garden spadeInd inq. Verita, 2012Inquiry
Mar-07Jankee JaimungalBatleyMentally ill man joins in ferocious and fatal attack on acquaintanceAlcohol user –Inquiry
Mar-07Margaret CurleyDewsburyMH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs motherStopped anti psychotic meds 
Nov-06Suryakant PatelHarlington, LondonPsychotic schizophrenic battered stranger to death, soon after release from Halifax psych hospital.Ind Inq (2006/8119) 2009Inquiry
Sep-06Gemma RobertsLiversedge,West YorksPsychotic man fatally attacked stranger with broken bottleHistory of mental illness. Sought help on day of incident. Told to go on anger mgt course. Released from prison 2 weeks before 
Jul-06Rodney RamkissoonLeedsMental Health patient fatally batters man in sustained attackInd Inq (2006/4924) 2009Inquiry
Apr-06Wendy PashleyRotherhamMH patient strangles& batters wife with iron then sets body on fire at home in front of childrenInd Inq (2006/1787) 2008. MH recent history, recent releaseInquiry
Sep-05David BurrowsRavensthorpe, YorksMH Homicide w knife whilst out on bail after conviction for assaultInd Inq, (2005/3404) 2007. Previous hist of violence. Suicide in jailInquiry
Jul-05Kenneth LightLeedsParanoid Schizophrenic fatally stabs father 120 timesInd Inq (2005/ 2579) 2009. Long MH history – family concernsInquiry
3 Jun-05Mark BerryDewsburyMH patient kills stepfather (provocation)Ind Inq (2005/2100) 2007Inquiry
May-05Oluwadamilola Obafemi WilsonHuddersfieldDeluded Paranoid Schizophrenic stabs housemateInd Inq (2005/2081) 2008. Long MH HistoryInquiry
Jan-052 babiesHullParanoid 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-05Tina StevensonHull,East YorksParanoid 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-04Bernard ClarkBarnsley, YorkshireParanoid Schizophrenic stabbed father.Ind Inq (2004/3403) 2008. Previously sectioned for attempted murder. Ceased meds before killingInquiry
Jul-04Helen HaySheffieldMH homicide of stranger after altercation in nightclubInd Inq (2004/1964) 2008Inquiry
03 Jul 2004Derek BrothertonBradfordParanoid Schizophrenic fatally stabs stepdad.Ind Inq. (2004/1904) 2006. Turned away from hospital day before.Inquiry
Mar-04David LimbWath,South YorksMH Homicide (+ alcohol)Ind Inq (2004/680) 2008Inquiry
Feb-04Arthur LingardGrimsbyParanoid schizophrenic fatally batters stepfatherCritical Ind Inq (2004/487) 2008 -Few notes, inexperienced staff, warnings by familyInquiry
Feb-04Amina AliSheffieldPsychotic MH patient sets fire to flat killing occupantInd Inq (2004/282) 2006. Warnings unheededInquiry
Nov-03Stephanie HammillWakefield, YorkshireMH homicide of young woman (Fake taxi murder)unfit to plead, MHA detention 
Sep-03Ivy TorriePocklington, YorksSchizophrenic kills elderly mother (by cutting her throat)Ind Inq (2003/1578) 2009Inquiry
May-03Natalie Mellor (18)SheffieldMH patient repeatedly and fatally batters girlfriendHistory of violence, superficial inq. S1 case. 2006. Dineen 2003/827Review
Apr-03Ronnie Bryan KetteridgeSheffieldDrug induced psychotic stabbed stranger in head and chest  
Mar-03Mabel WhitelamGrimsby,E YorksPsychotic drug user fatally stabs pensioner 22 times. CCTV exit  
Mar-03Melonie ParkinPenistone, YorksMH patient strangles girlfriendInd Inq (2003/1015) 2005Review
22 Oct 2002William SwinburnKirkbymoorsidePsychotic and depressed woman repeatedly & fatally batters husband with a hammer  
Oct 2002Saira Bibi (82)BradfordParanoid Schizophrenic fatally batters elderly mother with a hammerReportedly off meds 
Aug-02Beverley DaviesLeedsMentally ill man repeatedly stabs wife and strangles her in front of 5 yr old childMH history – previous inpatient 
Apr-02Nathaniel LeesHalifax,West YorksMH patient fatally and repeatedly stabs boyfriendInd Inq. (2003/2374) 2005. Warnings yet deemed no risk. Records deficient.No risk assessment.Inquiry
May-01Peter HartleyKeighley, YorksDepressive kills victim whilst drunkInd Inq. 2005. Bad team work, Bad info.Inquiry
May-01Wasim DadBradford, YorksParanoid Schizophrenic fatally and repeatedly stabs neighbour  
Apr-01Jennifer HollandHigh Royds Hospital, MenstonMentally ill man fatally bludgeons wife with brick  
Sept 2000Paul CuthbertMentally disordered woman fatally stabbed husbandDiminished responsibility – 3 months probation  
Sep-00George Bowley (Mr A)BradfordMH homicide (on CCTV)Ind Inq (2000/315) 2003 – sent to RamptonInquiry
Sep-00Mahfooz BegumBradfordParanoid schizophrenic batters sister in law to deathOriginally unfit to plead – guilty plea 12 years later 
Jun-00Nihaal Kapede (6)Batley,West YorksSchizophrenic (sets fire to house) killing young sonInd Inq 2002Inquiry
May/June-2000Gemma SimpsonHarrogateDelusional Schizophrenic kills and dismembers friendReleased from Psych hospital 6 wks before when still unwellInquiry
Oct-99Denise EckersleyLeedsMH battered wife to deathInd Inq 2003Inquiry
17 July 1999Michael Galloway (13)IllingworthPsychotic depressive battered wife, strangled disabled son and killed himselfInd Inq 2003Inquiry
03 Jan 1999Anna StewartOtleyMentally ill man fatally stabs wifeDiminished responsibility – 4.5 years 
Dec-98Adrian PawsonWakefieldParanoid Schizophrenic hospital patient with collection of knives fatally and repeatedly stabbed another patientInd Inq 2001, wrong risk assessment, avoidableInquiry
31 Aug 1998Butta SinghBradfordMentally ill man kills worshipper at Sikh templeDiminished responsibility 
Jul-98Mr BCalderdaleMH Patient kills anotherInd Inq (1998/204) 2004Outline
14 Feb 1998Zamab Bi

Tanveer Hussain (18)

Nazia Parveen (16)
BradfordMentally ill man batters his wife with a claw hammer then fatally stabbed her & two of his childrenDiminished responsibility – Sent to Rampton 
May-97Elva AggianoScunthorpeParanoid schizophrenic fatally stabs wife  
May-97Fred IllingYorkMH patient absconds from psych hospital and batters stanger with hammer who later dies.Ind Inq 
Apr-96Mahrouf BibiKeighley, YorksMH patient kills sister in law in front of children and motherInd Inq 1999 – system failuresInquiry
Jan-96Milton Lawrence (73)HuddersfieldParanoid schizophrenic kills pensionerInd Inq 1998Inquiry
Jun-95Malcolm HodgsonHalifaxMH patient strangles neighbourInd Inq 1998, Awol from Psych unitInquiry
Mar-95Peter JonesSheffieldMentally disordered woman fatally stabs boyfriend 12 timesHistory of abuse 
02 Jan 1995Eva BlamiresNorthallertonMentally ill depressed man fatally throttles his wifeDiminished responsibility 
Nov-94Angela DawsonHalifaxSchizophrenic repeatedly batters mother with frying pan, cuts up the body and gouges out
eyes – body parts found on cooker
08 May 1994Sara Ann Moore

Gwynneth Mary Swan
StainforthMentally disordered man fatally shoots wife and mother in lawReportedly sent to Rampton 
Oct 1993Rees Thackray (6 weeks)EasingwoldMentally ill man fatally threw baby down stairs – had been seen by psychiatrist the day before.sent to Rampton 
02 Jul 1993Shaun HadleySheffieldMentally ill man shoots people outside of nightclub – one of them fatallyreportedly sent to Rampton 
Jun-93Peter SavageDoncasterMentally ill man kills stranger in hospital ward  
02 Apr 1993Parveen Akhtar

Sabba Qadeer (2)
Manningham, BradfordMentally ill man ‘posessed by demons’ fatally batters wife and daughter with an axe  

2 Replies to “Yorkshire & Humberside”

  1. Hi
    How can I get more info on the case of parveen Akhtar murder 2nd April 1993. There is very little information available on your website.

  2. I would like to find more info on the fate of Clive Moore who shot Sarah ann Moore and Gwyneth Swan (her mother) in Stainforth S. Yorks on 8 May 1994.

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