Mar 6, 2018

'Opportunities missed' by trust before Poundland attack

A coroner has criticised an NHS trust over how it treated a schizophrenic drug addict who stabbed a man to death in a Poundland store. Four days before the murder Joyce told a psychiatrist he had wanted to stab customers in Poundland, but this was not shared with the police. After a five-day inquest at Oxford Coroner's Court Mr Salter recorded a narrative verdict and referred to "Missed opportunities" by the trust. Mr Salter said only remanding Joyce in custody could have prevented the stabbing, and the trust was not at fault for this not having been the case. "Following Mr Skrebowski's tragic death, the trust has undertaken a review of our services and implemented a number of changes based on our own review."

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