My London | 9th September 2021
Judge Marks QC told Osei: “Doctors all agree at the time of the offences you were suffering from schizoaffective disorder compounded by substance misuse, namely cannabis.
“It is a very relevant consideration that for a number of months you had been non-compliant with your medication.
“You had been suffering from this illness for about the last 18 years and that had resulted in numerous hospital admissions.
“It is evident from the violent nature of this attack when you are not well and not properly medicated you are capable of being extremely dangerous.”
Yorkshire Evening Post | 22nd Oct. 2021
Hancock was found guilty of the offence by a jury at Leeds Crown Court after a trial in which he gave evidence and accused his victim and another woman of making up the allegation as part of a “conspiracy.”
The court heard Hancock, the victim and the woman had been drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis on the night of the attack.
Daily Mirror | 27th Sep. 2021
A woman attacked a Manchester Arena bombing survivor and bit off part of her ear after punching her and dragging her to the ground.
Amy Bruce was left permanently disfigured after the horrific attack at a pub in Gateshead.
Amy and her friend Elizabeth Brown were waiting for a friend to come out the toilet to leave when patron Sophie Watson, then 19, grew paranoid that they were laughing at her, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
Watson, who was intoxicated on alcohol and cannabis, marched over to the women and dragged Elizabeth down to the ground by her hair and started punching her, the court heard.