A selection of recently added stories

Although the summer holidays for us teachers are nearly over, I’ve only just had time to update this site. Here are some of the stories I’ve added:

Man jailed for psychotic rampage in County Durham street

Northern Echo | 20th June 2021

The court heard that Hall had previously been sectioned and admitted himself to a mental health unit, but since his last hospital stay in 2002 had controlled his schizophrenia with a combination of antidepressants and anti-psychotic drugs.

However, in the lead up to the incidents he had stopped taking his tablets and began smoking cannabis.


Man, 33, dies in tragic fall after taking cannabis while celebrating his birthday

Manchester Evening News | 17th August 2021

A grieving girlfriend has paid tribute to her former partner, an RAF veteran and A&E nurse, who died on his 33rd birthday.

Julian Garvey Vines Lewis passed away on August 16 last year in Salford Royal Hospital from an ‘unsurvivable’ head wound after falling from his flat window.

At an inquest into his death, a coroner ruled he sustained the injury in a ‘psychotic or delusional episode from the consumption of cannabis’ he had taken on a night out with friends celebrating his birthday.