Mr William Moody

I today learned of a Preventing Future Deaths report (PFD) from a tragic suicide a few years back, in 2019.  Having read the PFD I was convinced it must be relevant to very recent discussions about the role of the police, so I thought it was worth highlighting. Mr William Moody intentionally entered the river […]

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In 2021/2 a social media campaign using the twitter hashtag #StopSIM began in objection to a police-mental health programme which had been adopted in many areas.  You can read much of the detail of the scheme and the impress service user campaign to stop it on the impressively collated website.  If you don’t want the […]

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Fixed By Law

Recent coverage by the BBC of a trial revealed a number of misunderstandings about criminal law where defendants are seriously mentally ill. Mohammed Nadeem was tragically killed in 2022 by Liam Hopson who was prosecuted for murder.  The BBC’s initial article covering the outcome was that Mr Hopson had been ‘convicted of murder’ and sentenced […]

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