Man blamed the devil when he attacked his sister

Man blamed the devil when he attacked his sister

Man blamed the devil when he attacked his sister

First published in News by , T&A Reporter

A SCHIZOPHRENIC man who blamed the devil when he attacked his sister and stabbed a knife into his mother's furniture, has been made the subject of a Hospital Order.

Cameron Hussain, 21, appeared in the dock at Bradford Crown Court yesterday with two nurses after he was detained under the Mental Health Act.

The court heard he had an obsession with knives and suffered from paranoia.

Hussain pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to common assault on his sister, criminal damage to his mother's furniture and ornaments and possession of a bladed article at his grandparent's home, all on June 17.

Prosecutor Robert Galley said that Hussain, of Manningham Lane, Manningham, Bradford, had previous convictions for attempted robbery and unlawful wounding.

Two psychiatrists found he was suffering from schizophrenia and recommended a restriction order for the protection of the public.

On the day of the offences, Hussain was "behaving bizarrely, insisting that the devil was involved," Mr Galley said.

He had been staying at a hostel but his mother allowed him to come to her home.

Hussain stabbed a knife into bar stools at the house and smashed ornaments.

He punched his sister to the head and pushed her against a wall.

He was handcuffed and detained at his grandparent's home, in Upper Rushton Road, Fagley, Bradford.

Hussain had two knives in his pocket and had cut his neck.

The court heard that his mother was in court to support him.

She was very anxious that he was treated in hospital so he would get better.

Dr Clare Stephenson, a consultant psychiatrist, said Hussain was suffering from schizophrenia, exacerbated by substance misuse.

He blamed the devil when he was agitated and could be hostile and aggressive.

Judge David Hatton QC made an order under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act, with a restriction order to protect the public from serious harm.

A bed was waiting for Hussain at Lynfield Mount Hospital in Bradford, the court was told.

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