Skip to comments.NHS blunders allowed cannibal Peter Bryan to kill two
Posted on 09/03/2009 6:48:41 PM PDT by markomalley
A catalogue of systemic failings and blunders allowed a schizophrenic killer, Peter Bryan, to murder two more people, including eating parts of the brain of one, two inquiries have found.
Bryan, 39, killed Brian Cherry in 2004 after being allowed out of a psychiatric ward before cooking and eating part of his flesh and brain.
Following that killing he was sent to Broadmoor secure hospital but within 10 days of his arrival there he attacked fellow patient Richard Loudwell, who later died from his injuries.
Two separate inquiries in to the killings both found failings in his care and supervision.
It also emerged that Bryan posted a letter on the day before he killed Mr Cherry, 45, in which he wrote he still had an ACE card to play and that he could still play my best card of all, which may have been referring to the grisly events of the next day.
Her panels report outlined a catalogue of errors in the way East London Foundation Trust dealt with Bryan, who beat shop assistant Nisha Sheth to death with a hammer in 1993, prior to Mr Cherrys death.
It found a "systematic failure" because he was looked after by an inexperienced social worker and a psychiatrist who had never worked with a convicted killer.
It also criticised the way his transfers to increasingly less secure accommodation was handled and the fact an alleged sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl by Bryan just days before the killing was not taken seriously enough.
Following the killing, Bryan was sent to Belmarsh and then transferred to Broadmoor where he was able to kill 59-year-old Mr Loudwell just over two months after the death of Mr Cherry.
A second report criticised West London Mental Health NHS Trust for failures in the case.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Spaghetti and Pete’s Balls.
Yum, Yum, eat ‘em up.
What stunning competence.
This fellow needs to be kept in an authentic cage or be put down.
Oh. It’s England. Never mind.
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