The death of a man who was decapitated in a betting shop “would not have occurred” if his attacker had been referred to mental health services the month before, a coroner has concluded.
Khalid Yousef, 28, was killed by Hassan Mustafa at Paddy Power in Handsworth, Birmingham, on 4 January 2018.Coroner James Bennett said the aggressor was seriously deranged and was acting “upon his fanciful convictions”.Mr Bennett said a past capture ought to have prompted a reference.Mr Yousef, from Sudan, experienced various wounds in the “supported attack” by his companion, an examination at Birmingham and Solihull Coroner’s Court heard on Friday.The assault happened when the executioner, then 35, visited the premises during the evening with four blades.Mustafa was kept under the Mental Health Act in something like 24 hours and was “seriously hallucinating”, accepting they were “shapeshifting superheroes in a rivalry to track down treasure” at the command of the Queen, the court was told
Having followed Mr Yousef, the examination heard, he chose to “end Satan”.He was determined to have distrustful schizophrenia, that was said to have answered well to prescription.Mustafa stood preliminary for homicide in 2018, and was seen as not liable by reason of craziness and made subject of a medical clinic request.The examination heard Mustafa, a previous clinical understudy, likewise from Sudan, had been come by police on 9 December, a month prior to the assault, and viewed as possessing hand to hand fighting weapon nunchucks in addition to a wheel support, yet no indications of dysfunctional behavior were found.On 12 December, the court heard, he was captured on doubt of robbery and told police at Perry Barr Custody Suite he went into the structure “following hints” that prompted prizes. As per procedures, he expressed the Queen was “liable for a class of remarkable honorable man” and left such hints.The court then, at that point, heard that the next day, 13 December, a PC alluded Mustafa to the suite’s Liaison and Diversion (L&D) unit, which evaluated patients for weakness, and there he was seen by an emotional well-being medical caretaker, however not alluded for a Mental Health Act appraisal.Mr Mustafa was captured again on 18 December while, the conference was told, he was attempting to sidestep police while possessing a crowbar. He was subsequently delivered as there was no proof to charge him and “no undeniable signs” of psychological maladjustment.Mr Bennett, the region coroner, said in his report the “meaning of his show” on 13 December was not valued.”Had he been alluded he would have gotten treatment as well as been confined and the demise could not have possibly happened,” he closed.He added the absence of reference was a “intense disappointment” and came about because of the L&D clinician’s naiveté, lacking preparation and the shortfall of specialists inside the unit to give exhortation.