Mental Health Tribunal decisions

Open Mental Health Tribunal Hearing – Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Background

On 4 November 1994, at the Central Criminal Court, Jared Britton was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, threatening violence and breach of conditional discharge imposed for 3 charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

On 11 September 1995 the court made an order under section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983 authorising his detention in Ashworth Hospital, together with an order under section 41 of the Act adding the special restrictions to the hospital order without limit of time without limit of time.

Appeal


In 2009 Mr Britton applied to appeal against his detention under the Mental Health Act but has been subject to several judicially agreed postponements.

In a decision given on 26 September 2011, the application by Mr Jared Britton that his application dated 4th September 2009 should be held in public was granted. The fact of this decision should be published. The reasons for the decision must not to be made public.

An open hearing is now listed at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday 3rd April 2013 for an all day hearing starting at 10.30am.

The Tribunal will be comprised of HHJ Jonathan Geake, a psychiatrist and a specialist lay member.

Judith Foster
Tribunal Judge

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