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Student who stabbed his mother 37 times is sectioned

A man who stabbed his mother to death in Essex has been detained under the Mental Health Act after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Javid Ahmed, 26, attacked Amina Begum in Fambridge Close in Maldon in March.

He pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Javid Ahmed, 26, attacked his mother Amina Begum in Fambridge Close in Maldon in March. Credit: Essex Police

Ahmed could now spend the rest of his life in a mental health hospital after being given an indeterminate hospital order under the Mental Health Act after being deemed a risk to the public.

When he is judged to be better, he must be given a judicial overview and signed off by the Secretary of State before being released.

"She gave you life, you took hers away. She was completely innocent, she had done you no harm. She brought you into this world.

"She must have been absolutely terrified. You slaughtered her. Anyone who has listened to this case could feel nothing but shock, revulsion and sickness."

– Judge Charles Gratwicke QC

Mrs Begum, 47, from Maldon, Essex, was found injured in the street but died at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics.

A post mortem examination established she had suffered 37 separate knife wounds including a fatal injury to her heart.

Ahmed was arrested at the family home and charged with murder.

Mrs Begum, 47, from Maldon, Essex, was found injured in the street but died at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Amina Begum suffered a horrific death at the hands of her own son.

"The investigation has established that at the time, Ahmed was acutely unwell and that his mental capacity was significantly impaired.

"He will now receive the ongoing medical care that he needs to help him to recover and come to terms with the enormity of what he has done.

"Should he be well enough in the future, the Section 41 order will ensure that any potential for his release is considered at the highest level and that the safety of the public is paramount.”

– Detective Inspector Danny Stoten, Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate