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Anand Beharrylal KC successfully represents defendant charged with murder

Cases 4 Jun 24

B was arrested by police following the fatal stabbing of an elderly man on a mobility scooter. B had suffered from and exhibited signs of mental illness, but which had remained undetected and undiagnosed for a long period of time. Despite a listing for trial the defence raised a number of concerns about B’s mental health and highly disturbed hallucinatory behaviour, which had continued to deteriorate. The court ordered B to be transferred to a psychiatric hospital. After a period of observation, assessment and treatment in a high security psychiatric hospital it was discovered that B suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was in the grips of active psychosis at the time of the offence. The prosecution subsequently accepted guilty pleas to manslaughter and possession of a knife on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

At sentencing, which was broadcasted, the court had to consider a custodial sentence, hybrid order and hospital order. Following the calling of psychiatric evidence and submissions B was made subject to a hospital order with restriction.

Anand Beharrylal KC led Malik Alderi instructed by Ricky Arora of Messrs ALH Solicitors.






Cases | 4 Jun 24

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