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Murder And Manslaughter

Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many patients, having been released from Broadmoor since 1960, have subsequently been convicted of (a) murder and (b) manslaughter.

Of patients discharged into the community from Broadmoor Hospital since 1960 four have subsequently been convicted of murder and three of manslaughter. Of these, five were subject to the special restrictions in Section 65 of the Mental Health Act 1959 at the time of discharge from hospital.