The lead story in the Luton News this morning is reactions to the welcome life sentence given to the murderer of PC Jon Henry who was stabbed to death in Luton town centre while on duty in June 2007.
The murderer, Tennyson Obih, is a paranoid schizoprhenic.
It is a reminder that so often at the centre of the most shocking and senseless of violent crimes is someone who suffers from a severe mental illness. While, sadly, you could never prevent every tragedy from happening, we have to keep asking whether our mental health services are currently adequate to protect the community. Let alone provide the care that those with a mental illness deserve. Mental health is an issue we have to keep talking about.
This content was originally posted on my old Process Guy blog.