WISBECH: Report will give details of teenager who slit his grandmother's throat

PUBLISHED: 15:52 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 June 2010

bath road wisbech, murder scene of Doreen griggs

bath road wisbech, murder scene of Doreen griggs

AN independent report into the care and treatment of a 19 year-old youth who killed his 68 year-old grandmother on Boxing Day three years ago, is to be published tomorrow (Friday). NHS Cambridgeshire is holding a press conference at noon to release findin

Doreen Griggs

AN independent report into the care and treatment of a 19 year-old youth who killed his 68 year-old grandmother on Boxing Day three years ago, is to be published tomorrow (Friday).

NHS East of England is holding a press conference at noon to release findings of the report which was commissioned in May 2006 by the former Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority.

Jay Wilson, 19, suffocated his grandmother Doreen Griggs and slit her throat because he thought she was sending spirits to kill him.

Wilson appeared before Norwich Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.

Sir John Blofeld, sitting as deputy judge of the High Court, described Mrs Griggs' death as tragic and exonerated health chiefs.

He described Mrs Griggs as a "thoroughly good woman" and described her death as tragic.

Her body was found in her home after Wilson called the emergency services: a post mortem revealed she had been suffocated and her throat cut with a knife more than once. The court heard that Wilson practiced with a cushion in his grandmother's home before attacking her in the kitchen where was she making a cake. He took a six inch knife from a drawer and slit her throat.

NHS East of England will make the report's findings available on their website (www.eoe.nhs.uk) following a press conference at noon on Friday.

An NHS spokesman said Wilson is currently being held under section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983. At the time of the killing, he was under the care of the community services of the former Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, now known as Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

"He had also been under the care of the former West Norfolk Primary Care Trust, who provided inpatient mental health services in Kings Lynn," said the NHS spokesman.

The report was commissioned "in line with national guidance" he added.


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