In the months before the murder Parsons even rang the NHS 111 helpline and said “I want to murder people” and told Sussex Police he felt “angry and twitchy” and wanted to bite people.
He had suffered periods of hearing voices in his head, had thoughts of harming others and regularly missed appointments.
But the trust failed to carry out proper risk assessments, one keyworker engaged in an inappropriate relationship with Parsons – even giving him money for drugs, and records were not adequately updated the damning report found.
The report makes 14 recommendations for the trust to improve after identifying that Parson’s repeated assertions that he wanted to kill people were not explored by his clinical team.
Yet another NHS failure. Amongst the hundreds that have gone before.
Will someone face consequences this time?
The report concluded: “It is our view that this tragic homicide could not have been predicted or prevented.”
Really? I don’t think you need to be Jeannie Dixon to read these tea leaves, do you?