Bob and Elsie Crook
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Killings in Swindon by mental health patients 'avoidable'

The deaths of three people who were killed by mental health patients in Wiltshire could have been avoided, two independent reports have found.

Timothy Crook battered his elderly parents Bob and Elsie Crook to death in Swindon in 2007.

Carl James, 21, was killed by his schizophrenic friend Michael Harris in Swindon in March 2007.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust accepted the reports' findings and apologised.

Jon Kay reports

  • 22 Nov 2011