UPDATE: Richard Ayomanor, who was missing from a secure unit in Manchester has been now been found - police have said
Ayomanor, 38, was last seen on Saturday at Tesco in Cheetham Hill Sunday 13 Th December, 2015 By John Scheerhout Greater Manchester Police are hunting Richard Ayomanor, a missing registered sex offender. UPDATE: Richard Ayomanor, who was missing from a secure unit in Manchester has been now been found – police have said Police […]
A “dangerous” psychiatric patient who absconded from a London clinic has been found after a nationwide police manhunt.
Reece Burton, 25, was attending the North London Clinic in Edmonton, Enfield on permitted ground leave when he absconded on 20 November 2015.
The number of drug-related deaths in Manchester has soared by 46% while the North West has risen by 28% – this makes the region the worst in England for an eighth successive year.
A total of 3,346 deaths in England last year were attributed to drugs poisoning and 2,248 for drugs misuse.
A mental health nurse at Broadmoor high security hospital has admitted selling stories about patients to journalists.
Kenneth Hall, 49, from Bridgwater, Somerset, sold details about killers held at the hospital to the News Of The World and Mirror newspapers.
They included Robert Ashman, who attacked MP Nigel Jones and killed his assistant with a samurai sword in 2000.
Hall pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office at the Old Bailey and will be sentenced next month.
Information watchdog to probe DWP’s secret reviews on benefit deaths
The information watchdog is to investigate the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over its refusal to publish secret reviews into 49 benefit-related deaths.
Greater Manchester Police has collaborated with Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMW ) to provide a training programme for staff that improves the understanding of mental health.
Authorities in England have pledged to bring an end to the practice of detaining people with mental health problems in police cells.
The NHS, councils and police are now set to come up with plans for how they will achieve this, the government said.
Care minister Norman Lamb said real progress had already been made, and added that “in many parts of the country it’s now a thing of the past”
A 17-year-old girl found dead just days after being arrested by police – and held in custody for an entire weekend – had threatened to kill herself in front of officers a month earlier, her inquest has heard.
Kesia Leatherbarrow, who suffered with mental health problems and drug addiction, was found dead in a friend’s garden in Dukinfield on December 3 – a day after she appeared in court.
A PILOT project aimed at giving emergency mental health care to people in crisis in Leeds has proved so successful that it is set to become a permanent fixture in the city.
It was launched 12 months ago as health workers teamed up with police to offer an innovative ‘street triage’ service. After the successful Department of Health funded trial – which saw the number of people being detained by police under the Mental Health Act drop by a third – the Leeds Mental Health Triage is now being offered 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and West Yorkshire Police have jointly been providing the service.
MENTAL health professionals are on hand in police stations across south Essex to ease pressure on police and help prevent vulnerable people reoffending.
The Department of Health announced £25 million of funding for mental health nurses to work in police stations in January.
A pilot scheme began in ten areas across the country in April, with nurses and other mental health professionals placed in Basildon, Southend and Thurrock police stations during office hours.
The scheme has now been expanded so that specialist support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.