Indefinite hospital Order for Russell Square killer

07 February 2017

Zakaria Bulhan, who stabbed six people in Russell Square, central London, killing an American tourist, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, and five counts of wounding with intent. He was suffering from paranoid scizophrenia. After a two day sentencing hearing, he has been made the subject of a Hospital Order under the Mental Health Act, with an indefinite Restriction Order.

Bill Emlyn Jones appeared for the prosecution.

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